Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Flood postpones Little Falls Library reopening indefinitely
lood at Little Falls Library in Bethesda a week ago will indeed delay the planned reopening of the building. Montgomery County's Department of Public Libraries says the January opening has been postponed indefinitely.
While MCPL staff declined to answer my inquiry the morning after the flood, they now say the cause was a burst 4" fire main pipe, which deluged the lower level and mechanical room of the library. They say the building's electrical and mechanical systems were damaged, but do not address whether new carpets, furniture, etc. had been installed yet.
It sounds like nearby residents will continue to be without a library for some time. The Davis Library in Bethesda remains on-track for a February reopening. Both libraries have been closed since July for renovations.