Known Katrina Damage to Ala. Public Libraries
- 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
Mary Berry Brown Memorial Library, Midland City: Some building damage.
Mobile Public Library: Extensive damage to the main library and at least
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.
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) 975-5963 [fax]