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Friday, September 16, 2005

Notes from Biloxi....

Librarian Del Hamilton, a Biloxi, Mississippi native, has just returned from an emergency visit to her family still living there. Her parents are "as well as could be expected" but have lost their home. She shares the following:

"The video was shot from the balcony of Biloxi's City Hall during the storm but after the actual surge. The White building across the street with the odd shaped roof that the video pans over is the Biloxi Public Library. You can see the waterline on the wall. The little house you will see that sits in the front of the library is a historical home showing life in early Biloxi. I could not even bring myself to go see it while we were there."

To support the libraries in the stricken areas:

  • The Texas Library Association is accepting book donations (can be from anywhere) to help the Gulf libraries prepare to re-open for business. The Association is accepting book collections to help libraries fill their shelves. TLA will ship the donated materials to Gulf Coast states as soon as libraries are ready to receive the materials. To make a book donation, you can ship materials to Braker Self Storage, ATTN: Katrina Book Drive, 2607 West Braker Lane, Austin, Texas 78758.


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