Help the Louisville Public Library

As reported in the Courier-Journal, Louisville was hit hard by rain on Tuesday morning, devastating the main public library.

I happen to have a particular affection for the LPL as a Kentuckian at heart (I lived there for a number of years, getting my MLS from UK and currently completing my MFA at Spalding University, which is right across the street from LPL), and as a pal of Greg Schwartz. (Check out that Schwartz link for his pics of the damage, which are devastating.)

Steve Lawson has put out a call to help the Louisville Public Library. Donations of any amount are welcome to help offset the damage that was done to the collection.

Steve’s 24-hour update put the collection at a whopping $1295 – not a bad one-day take in the pursuit of the $5000 goal. After so many of you helped me to save Otto’s eyes with your generosity and donations towards his surgery, I thought it couldn’t hurt to pass this along. Every little bit helps, and a thousand people giving $5 each creates a whopping donation.

If you are interested in giving, but would rather donate directly to the library without any intermediaries, the address is:

The Library Foundation
Attn: Flood
301 York St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 574-1709

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