Two-thirds of Cedar Rapids PL Collection Lost

From Earlier this week, the situation didn’t seem quite so dire for the main branch of the Cedar Rapids Public Library when it was learned that the library had only taken on 5 feet of water. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been safe enough to get a full crew in for recovery efforts, so mold has claimed even more of the collection. Foundation staff member Marie Devries said, “It’s never going to be the same again, but it will be our library. It will be the community library again and will provide the same great service we always have.”

Included in the article is information about branch locations that are open and a plea to not donate any books, as the organization is not able to process donations. What they need is your $$.