The library has met with several challenges lately that have hampered delivery of quality service. On Saturday, October 25, during one of our more severe thunderstorms, the sump pump failed and staff were greeted the next morning with more than an inch of water in our lower level. The only good news is that no materials were damaged.
In a library environment it is critical that the water and moisture be addressed immediately. The collection is the library’s most valuable asset. Through having knowledgeable experienced staff, we were able to have a disaster recovery team onsite by Monday morning.
Unfortunately, we needed to close the area, and the major part of the DVD collection, part of the non-fiction collection and our entire collection of science fiction, fantasy and horror are inaccessible. It currently appears that the area will be opened up again on Monday or Tuesday.