LFPL Library reopens after flooding (Blog-A-Thon On Monday!)

Good News for Louisville’s Main Library! Bent but not broken, and with signs posted on the doors proclaiming “We’re Open!” Louisville’s Main Library welcomed patrons back Thursday afternoon, 23 days after floodwaters destroyed tens of thousands of books and inflicted $5 million in damage.

One week to go in LFPL fundraiser

Blog-A-Thon On Monday!

On Monday August 31st, I would like to propose a blogathon to raise funds on behalf of the Louisville Free Public Library. Earlier this month, the main library fell victim to a flood which put over four feet of water in their basement. As you can imagine, a lot of stuff got ruined. Steve Lawson, a member of Library Society of the World, was moved enough by their plight to set up a PayPal donation account so as to collect fund and write a check to the Library on September 1st. (Update to his post here.) I thought that, through a combined effort on the part of the library blogging community, we might push the fund raising campaign up a notch. And thus was born the idea of a blogathon.