January 27, 2022

New Jersey: Eight Months After Being Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Oceanport Library Reopens

From The Asbury Park Press:

The library [part of the Monmouth County Library] reopens today, eight months after sustaining flood damage during Sandy.

Close to 18,000 items, including books, CDs, DVDs and periodicals, were either flooded or otherwise contaminated and had to be disposed, according to Monmouth County Library Director Ken Sheinbaum, because of the October superstorm.

In April the Monmouth County Library received an insurance settlement of $283,704 to restore the collection of library materials.

Learn More via Monmouth Cty Library Web Site

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.