PEKIN, Ill. (WEEK) — The Pekin Public Library will not fully reopen until next year after suffering extensive flooding damage on Saturday.
The library said while no books were damaged, the library saw significant property damage to the floors and drywall. Cleaning crews are removing furniture and supplies out of the affected areas, and are using fans and humidifiers to remove excess moisture.
Bookshelves will be removed, carpet and drywall thrown away, and cement will be cleaned before the new carpet is installed.
The library will not charge overdue fines during the renovations. The library will not be fully operational until Jan. 31, but will seek to offer some partial services and programs in the coming weeks.