Letter: Falmouth library damage could have been worse

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On Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, when they arrived for work, the staff of the Falmouth Memorial Library was greeted by water cascading down from the library’s ceiling onto computers, books, shelving, etc. We at the library would like to thank all the volunteers from the BNI meeting that was being held in the library’s meeting room that morning for immediately pitching in and helping to move hundreds of books, furniture, computers, etc., as quickly as possible away from the affected area, helping us close the floodgates, and begin the process of recovery from this catastrophe. Since then, dozens of others have offered to help in any way that they can. It is very comforting to know that help is there when most needed. Although there was damage to the ceilings and walls, to books and computers, it could have been much worse. The quick work of the volunteers greatly diminished the extent of the damage.

The water came from a pipe in the attic that was part of our fire suppression sprinkler system that broke. We know many of our members are lost without their regular supply of books, DVDs, audio books, etc., so we hope we can be back to normal operation as quickly as possible.

Lynda L. Sudlow, director
Falmouth Memorial Library