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Cold temperatures causes pipe burst at Toledo library

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The Toledo Library's Heatherdowns branch is expected to be closed for several days.

Crews are cleaning up after the frigid temperatures caused a pipe to burst inside the facility. Library officials say there's standing water and drenched carpeting in about 75 percent of the building. About 6 rows of books are now waterlogged, that's about 5 thousand books. The good news is that most of those books can be saved.

"The books will be packed up frozen and shipped up Chicago and go through a freeze dry process that puts them back into somewhat original condition. Just air drying the books would probably damage them to the point where they're no longer usable.", says Charlie Oswanski, Facilities and Operations, Toledo-Lucas County Public Libraries

Library officials say all library locations will reopen Thursday.

 

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