NYLA created a Disaster Relief fund several years ago (the last time there was major flooding) to collect donations from the library community and beyond to assist libraries damaged by floods and other natural disasters. So far NYLA knows of potentially two libraries that have been damaged by Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding – Keene and Wells Memorial Libraries. If you know of any other libraries, please let NYLA know.
NYLA can serve as collection point for donations and then distribute proceeds to affected libraries. To make a donation to NYLA’s Disaster Relief Fund visit the link below: