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Plymouth Library Floods After Blizzard

A broken pipe flooded the non-fiction section of the Plymouth Public Library, damaging approximately 700 books.

A broken pipe caused a flood that damaged more than 600 books at the Plymouth Public Library Sunday.

The flood was discovered around 1 p.m. Sunday in the non-fiction section at the main branch on South Street, according to Dinah O'Brien, the town's director of community services.

"We lost approximately 700 volumes. We are still working out the cost," O'Brien said. "As of now, the area is closed off. The collection is being moved, shelves taken down and carpet replaced. After the affected areas are cleaned up we will reinstall the shelves, restore the ceiling and carpets and put the collection back."

O'Brien said the work should take about two weeks to complete.

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