Officials at CH Booth Library in Newtown say it could be weeks not months that the Children's Department is closed for renovations following a burst pipe that flooded part of the department. The Newtown Bee reports that new carpet and ceiling tiles have been ordered and the books that were not damaged are being stored elsewhere while the repairs are made.
About 10,000 books were destroyed when the sprinkler pipe burst last Tuesday. The damage was in the children's non-fiction, biography and p-through-z sections.
The last time there was a pipe burst, January of 2014, the Library was closed for nearly three months.