Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Library up in smoke

It was another sad day for libraries Monday. A recently built library in Williamsport, Indiana suffered from total destruction at the hands of an arsonist. The building was a total loss as was its collection of over 40,000 books. Although volunteers are trying to save a few items this town is rallying in a big way with many new donations that are being set up in the old library building. This small community of around 2,000 people is located near Lafayette, Indiana and famed Purdue University. When I saw the news on television it was great to see how the public is pulling together and supporting their library and its purpose and benefit to those in the community. If you are interested in more of the story additional information can be found through this newspaper report. Library materials are not a good “match” for fire.



Blogger mjd said...

Oh no, my great-grandmother lived in Williamsport. Williamsport is the home of Indiana's tallest waterfall. But loss of a library in a small town is terrible; loss of a library due to arson is horrific.

9:20 PM  

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