May 24, 2022

Pennsylvania: Schlow Centre Region Library Closed After Broken Pipe Destroys Over 1,500 Books


For at least the foreseeable future, the Schlow Centre Region Library will have a smaller selection of books to choose from.

Library spokesperson Susanna Paul says over 1,500 books were damaged beyond repair after a pipe burst early Monday morning, causing extensive water damage to one side of the library. The library is currently closed as staff members and professional cleaners work to mop up the damage.

The destroyed books were mostly from the biography section, but numerous educational children’s toys, audiobooks and young adult fiction titles also had to be thrown out. Paul says the library may be closed until as late as Thursday.

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At the present time the library is scheduled to remain closed through Sunday, February 22.

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