The Louisville Free Public Library in Louisville, KY was hit with a horrific storm, and was flooded yesterday. I started hearing about it on Twitter, then FriendFeed, and later on Facebook. But the messages weren’t like typical “oh, we have a little water in here” ones that sometimes come through. Each one was worse than the one before it, and it quickly became clear that the damage was of a massive scale. The initial damage estimates are around $1 million, but a lot of us are guessing it’ll be more.
Steve Lawson has set up a paypal account for donations going to the library, in the name of the Library Society of the World. As soon as I hit “publish” on this post, I’m going right over to give a donation myself. I’m sure the Louisville residents will appreciate anything you’d like to contribute. Thanks to Steve for setting this up!