Bettendorf Library Clean-Up
About 150 fans are being used to clean up water damage at the Bettendorf Public Library. During construction on a second-floor bathroom Friday, water from a broken pipe caused significant damage to the second floor and a section of the newly-remodeled first floor.
Most of the library's books are still in good condition, but the administrative staff is temporarily located next door, at the Family Museum. Bettendorf is still looking for a temporary location for some of the library's services, and library patrons are advised to keep borrowed materials until further notice.
The estimated cost of repairing the damage is 1 million dollars.
While the library is being repaired, residents are asked to use other libraries in Davenport, LeClaire, Clinton, and at three Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. The Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will go on as scheduled, from May 31 – July 30. Registration is only available online at this time. Visit the Library’s website at www.bettendorflibrary.com to register or to view a complete program schedule.
All programs that were originally scheduled to be held at the Library will now be held at the Bettendorf High School. Room locations at the high school will be announced at a later date. SHIIP sessions will not be available this summer, and the reading assistance dogs will not be available in June.
For more information, call 563-344-4175. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for adult programs, and email@example.com for children's/teen programs.