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Ashmore Park library to be closed for weeks after flood

ashmore_park_libraryAshmore Park library remains closed this week after a flood caused major damage to the building.

The flood damage, which was caused by a burst pipe in the empty flat above the library was discovered by cleaners on the morning of Monday 11th January. After phoning the library today we were told that the building could be closed for “several weeks” whilst repairs take place.

This is the second time in four months that the library has suffered flood damage. In October 2009, Nicola Harrison, 21 was found guilty of theft and criminal damage and sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after being seen dragging the boiler out of the flat and storing it in a wheelie bin, causing water damage to the library below.

According to the Express & Star, proCity Librarian Karen Lees said: “We are doing all we can to try to re-open Ashmore Park library as quickly as possible. Work is currently underway to dry out the building, replace the ceiling tiles, check the electrics and to replace damaged books. It is expected, however, that the library will be closed for at least two weeks.”

“We will continue to keep people informed as to when Ashmore Park will re-open but concerned borrowers can use any Wolverhampton library to renew or return their books.”

See our resources page for a list of libraries in WV11.

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