Since so many of you have asked, here's my Volunteers Wish List
of things that still need to be done at the Schoharie Library.
1. all the nails bent down where they come through from the siding
(to prep for new insulation)
2. last several pieces of drywall removed
3. several sand tubes emptied and carried up from the cellar
4. plaster walls in the original part of the building checked and
any loose/bubbling areas scraped off
5. bottom 2 or 3 wooden shelves rewashed after plaster checked
6. remaining mud removed from the cellar (not very much left, honest)
7. brick walkway edged and cleaned so the bricks can be read again
The Schoharie Free Library and the Middleburgh Library in Schoharie County need your help to rebuild their recently damaged book collections. Schoharie Library lost the bottom two plus shelves throughout and Middleburgh lost the bottom one plus shelves due to Hurricane Irene damage.
Three local independent bookstores have established funds to help them purchase replacement titles. Your donations in any dollar amount will be greatly appreciated. Please call the Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady at 518-346-2719; Market Block Books at 518-328-0045 or Book House in Colonie at 518-489-4761 with a credit card to donate. Or, stop by any of these stores in person to donate.
At the moment, the Schoharie Library doesn't have enough space to store the books you would like to give to us. I stand corrected that the space I thought was available is not, so please do not ship any books to MVLS, either. We need to replace furnaces, carpeting and shelving before any books find their new homes. We are working on creating a list of the books that we know we need to replace and will post the list as soon as it is available. We would appreciate donations of replacements for the books we lost. The Library and I deeply appreciate your concern and best wishes.
Due to water damage from Irene, the Library is closed. The closest functioning library at this time is Community Library on Union Street in Cobleskill. We had the cellar entirely full of mud and water and 27" of the same on the first floor. Water was restored Thursday afternoon, but the power won't be hooked back up until after the building wiring is repaired and passes inspection. We are very grateful for all the patrons, friends, and passers-by who have all helped in so many ways. We will be back!
Cathy Caiazzo, Director