Library stuck with bill after repeated roof leaks

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
In January, the library staff worked to move 600 books out of one area after water leaked through the roof. Seven years after the library addition opened, the roof started to leak with those responsible for providing the roofing material repeatedly denying claims filed by the city to make necessary repairs.

Nearly seven years have gone by since water began to leak through the roof that came with the 2006 addition to the Mountain Home Public Library. Evidence of leaks are seen throughout the building, from brown stained ceiling tiles and wet carpets to bubbled up paint where water runs down the wall.

Leaks began to affect library patrons in January when the staff rapidly moved 600 books out of the mystery section when the fourth leak this year traveled along the drop ceiling and over the stacks. Library director William Lamb and other employees worked diligently to save these books from being damaged.

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    If history is anything, I foresee another levy being placed upon the taxpayers.

    -- Posted by B Mullen on Wed, Mar 1, 2017, at 4:44 AM
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