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Known Katrina Damage to Ala. Public Libraries

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  • Amos J Wright
    Since so much of the state s cultural and historical resources reside in public libraries, I am forwarding this report...ajwright@uab.edu Alabama Public
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2005
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      Since so much of the state's cultural and historical resources reside in
      public libraries, I am forwarding this report...ajwright@...

      Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery, September 6:

      APLS Director Rebecca Mitchell provided a summary of known damage to
      Alabama libraries as of Tuesday at 4 p.m. This is not a complete list,
      as she is still awaiting news from some libraries in the state.

      Aliceville Public Library: Closed for two days with no electricity.

      Arab Public Library: Trees down, shingles loose, temporarily without

      Baldwin County Library Cooperative, Robertsdale: Building is OK but
      staying closed until phone service is restored.

      Bay Minette Public Library: Minor roof leaks, but no books damaged.

      Brewton Public Library: Leaks around the windows.

      Cullman County Public Library System, Cullman: Temporary power outage
      and internet interruption, but back up.

      Daphne Public Library: Roof leak.

      Emmet O'Neal Library, Mountain Brook: Power outage.

      Escambia County Cooperative Library System, Atmore: Some building
      damage. Administrator Patricia Heltzel is operating out of her home.

      Ian Pullen Smallwood Memorial Library, Chickasaw: Power outage. Reopened
      September 6.

      Mary Berry Brown Memorial Library, Midland City: Some building damage.

      Mobile Public Library: Extensive damage to the main library and at least
      one branch.

      Mose Hudson Tapia Public Library, Bayou La Batre: Library destroyed.

      Satsuma Public Library: Broken window, some damage to storage shed,
      network down. Open for business, but waiting for power.

      Selma and Dallas County Public Library, Selma: Leaks around some

      Sulligent Public Library: Standing water at the front door, but no
      damage. A snake was spotted inside, seeking refuge from the storm.

      Thomas P. Norton Public Library, Gulf Shores: Very little damage, but
      lost a few trees.

      Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library, Brundidge: Some hail damage.

      Washington County Public Library, Chatom: Power outage; plans to be back
      in operation this week.

      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]

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