Library back open following damage from Hurricane Irma

- A Daytona Beach library is back in business and better than ever.

Hurricane Irma shut the library down eight months ago, as eight inches of water filled the building.

Repairs started within two days of the storm. New carpet, walls, restrooms, and book shelves were all needed.

Hundreds of books were destroyed in the storm, but luckily many were saved.

An indoor children's play area was also destroyed, but the city has since opened a new play-yard next door. The park is a partnership between the county and the city. They hope to give families a place to learn and play.

The park is named after Rachel Robinson, a nurse, professor, and civil rights activity who was married to baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

 

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