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Clean Up Continues At Smyrna Library

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SMYRNA, Del.- Clean up continued Monday at the Smyrna Library, after a burst pipe last week forced it to close.

Last Tuesday, the sprinkler system head inside the supply closet froze and burst. According to the library's director, Beverly Hirt, it happened during normal business hours, so the staff was able to act quickly. However, significant damage was already done.

"We had two inches of water upstairs," explained Hirt. "We had three inches of water downstairs."

The water did not damage any books, but it did ruin some fairly new computers and office supplies. It is all hands on deck now, as staff members are working to get the library back up and running.

"Now we just have to do what we have to do for the insurance company," said Hirt. "That means go through all the stuff in the supply closet and the rest of the library that was ruined downstairs."

Hirt said the library will remain closed until further notice but she is hoping that with the help of the staff, they will be able to clean the main room of the library and get at least part of it open to the public for Wednesday.

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