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Monday, January 07, 2008
Wallingford Library Books Soaked
A malfunctioning fire sprinkler doused more than 7,500 books in the history, biography and geography sections of the Wallingford (CT) Public Library on Friday morning. "The damaged books are being shipped to an Illinois company that will freeze dry them to remove the water." Expected costs: $60,000, to be covered by the library's insurance company. Library managers said the damaged books represent about 4% of the library's collections.