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Flood damage forces Old Hickory library to temporarily close


Nashville's Old Hickory Public Library is temporarily closed while workers cleanup following last week's flood.

The library suffered extensive damage that required the city to remove every book from the shelves while work is being done in an effort to dry out the building's basement.

"By the time we got in here and got all the water out, all the drywall had begun to mold," library spokesperson Sarah Squires said, pointing to wooden frames that used to be walls.

"This area was used for children's story time. There were pretty little library things around. It was a really fun space," Squires recalled.

The library was set to be renovated this year, however the damage from the flood has since moved the schedule up.

The library will remain closed as crews begin the renovation project immediately.

"We want to take the time to get this renovated, but we [want to] get it up and running so that the community has their library back," Squires said.

She continued, "We're looking at several months. It could be anywhere from two to four months. The people are moving really quickly, we were lucky to get power back on as quickly as we did."

For more information on the library, visit their Web site.

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