January 20, 2022

Texas: Repairs to Dallas’ Central Library Will Top $1.3 Million (Video Report)

From WFAA (Dallas): 

The city of Dallas will have to pay $1.3 million to fix the damage sustained during a sewage pipe break at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

Assistant City Manager Joey Zapata sent Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas City Council a memo with that figure on Friday. Generators have powered the library since the burst pipe damaged the electrical system two weeks ago.


The leak has already caused the library to close for three days. Library Director Jo Giudice said the central library will have to close again on Sunday.

“It probably couldn’t have been any worse,” she said

The Dallas library system has seen its share of budget cuts over the years, forcing most branches to close on Sundays and Mondays.

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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.