<ul><li>Disaster Recovery at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library </li></ul>
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<ul><li>POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>73,824  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Main Library </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmobile </li></ul><ul><li>Arlington Branch </li></ul>
905,671  items checked out
<ul><li>BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALS FOR 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>ADULT FICTION </li></ul><ul><li>ADULT NONFICTION </li></...
<ul><li>AUDIO VISUALS </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALS FOR 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>AUDIO BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>COMPACT DISCS </li...
<ul><li>Established on April 16, 1888 The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library was established on April 16, 1888 by an ac...
<ul><li>1935 Finally, in 1935 the Findlay Public Library moved from the Courthouse basement into the old Post Office build...
 
<ul><li>June 14, 1981 Flood: Lost 13,000 Children’s Books and $50,000 in equipment and furnishings in the Children's Room ...
<ul><li>Flood Categories (in feet) Major Flood Stage: 13 Moderate Flood Stage: 12 Flood Stage: 11 Action Stage: 8  Histori...
<ul><li>JUNE 12, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Lost all carpeting in the basement due to sewer water flowing ...
<ul><li>Main Street in Findlay </li></ul>
<ul><li>Library Basement—Friends of the Library Used Book Store </li></ul>
<ul><li>Supply Room </li></ul>
<ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>AUGUST 22, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>100 year flood hits Hancock County. Lost...
<ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>FINDLAY BECOMES A FEDERAL DISASTER AREA </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>President Bush d...
<ul><li>CONSTRUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>CUSTOMER SERVICE </li></ul>
Phone list of key employees Home emails Backup tapes of NT network AND Keep the library patron’s informed!
 
<ul><li>As you can see, we get about 500 hits a day. Notice it dropped to ZERO after the flood, as our Web Server was offl...
Work with FEMA and Insurance to move things along as quickly as possible. If you do not know what you are doing, hire a te...
Work even harder to keep the patron’s happy, they have had flood issues too!
 
<ul><li>On the road 7 days a week during FLOOD RECOVERY </li></ul>
<ul><li>River crested at 18.4 feet  </li></ul><ul><li>Hancock County was deluged with 9 inches of rain in one night </li><...
<ul><li>100 year flood hits FINDLAY, OHIO </li></ul>
<ul><li>Items from the Lower Level brought up by the Staff who could get to the Library as the Blanchard River crested. </...
<ul><li>That sign stayed up  for 3 months </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>August 22, 2007 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Note hometown hero Ben Roethlisberger on the Billboard. Bridge over the Blanchard River on Main Street in Findlay....
<ul><li>Still closed to the Public to this day during Construction </li></ul>
<ul><li>Water in drawer—Lower Level </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lower Level </li></ul>
<ul><li>Library Lower Level </li></ul>
<ul><li>August 23, 2007 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Friends of the Library Used Books Storage Area </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tri-Weh Construction </li></ul>
<ul><li>August 2007 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Book Drop Closed. No Fines Today </li></ul>
<ul><li>Note temporary office for Tri-Weh in the Lobby </li></ul>
<ul><li>Super heating the upper level to save the Books </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lower Level. Note the Mural on wall </li></ul>
<ul><li>Electronic…… </li></ul>
<ul><li>Very few items could be saved </li></ul>
<ul><li>All drywall and carpeting had to be removed </li></ul>
Main Library re-opens on  December 3 rd,  2007. Rebuilt basement and new Administration & Technical Services area to open ...
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  1. 4. <ul><li>Disaster Recovery at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library </li></ul>
  2. 5. .
  3. 7. <ul><li>POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>73,824 </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>Main Library </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmobile </li></ul><ul><li>Arlington Branch </li></ul>
  5. 9. 905,671 items checked out
  6. 10. <ul><li>BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALS FOR 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>ADULT FICTION </li></ul><ul><li>ADULT NONFICTION </li></ul><ul><li>BEGINNING FICTION </li></ul><ul><li>CHILDRENS FICTION </li></ul><ul><li>CHILDRENS NONFICTION </li></ul><ul><li>YOUNG ADULT </li></ul><ul><li>148,569 </li></ul><ul><li>73,466 </li></ul><ul><li>65,116 </li></ul><ul><li>24,805 </li></ul><ul><li>27,141 </li></ul><ul><li>15,598 </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>AUDIO VISUALS </li></ul><ul><li>TOTALS FOR 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>AUDIO BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>COMPACT DISCS </li></ul><ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO </li></ul><ul><li>22,616 </li></ul><ul><li>45,710 </li></ul><ul><li>215,211 </li></ul><ul><li>61,767 </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>Established on April 16, 1888 The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library was established on April 16, 1888 by an act of the Ohio General Assembly and opened its doors to the public on January 27, 1890 in a basement room of the Hancock County Courthouse. </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>1935 Finally, in 1935 the Findlay Public Library moved from the Courthouse basement into the old Post Office building on Broadway. Built in 1906, the building was purchased from the federal government for $50,000. Also in 1935, Ohio libraries began receiving state funding from the intangibles tax. </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><li>June 14, 1981 Flood: Lost 13,000 Children’s Books and $50,000 in equipment and furnishings in the Children's Room after a flood hit Findlay. </li></ul><ul><li>January 3, 1991 Lost all carpeting in the lower level. 3 inches of sewer water flowed through the lower level. Loss of carpeting in the administrative offices, board room and break room. No books were lost. </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Flood Categories (in feet) Major Flood Stage: 13 Moderate Flood Stage: 12 Flood Stage: 11 Action Stage: 8 Historical Crests (1) 18.50 ft on 03/13/1913 (2) 18.46 ft on 08/22/2007 (3) 17.43 ft on 06/14/1981 (4) 16.76 ft on 02/11/1959 (5) 16.50 ft on 02/07/2008 (6) 16.10 ft on 01/22/1959 (7) 15.42 ft on 06/02/1997 (8) 15.40 ft on 12/01/1927 (9) 14.85 ft on 12/31/1990 (10) 14.78 ft on 01/06/2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Low Water Records (1) 0.6 ft on 09/12/1976 (2) 0.7 ft on 09/18/1968 (2) 0.7 ft on 10/17/1965 (4) 0.8 ft on 09/21/1980 </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>JUNE 12, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Lost all carpeting in the basement due to sewer water flowing through the lower level. Replaced carpeting in administration. Tile was placed in hallway and break room. </li></ul>
  13. 18. <ul><li>Main Street in Findlay </li></ul>
  14. 19. <ul><li>Library Basement—Friends of the Library Used Book Store </li></ul>
  15. 20. <ul><li>Supply Room </li></ul>
  16. 21. <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>AUGUST 22, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>100 year flood hits Hancock County. Lost entire basement: Administration, Technical Services, Book Cellar, Adult Services Offices, and Maintenance. All services were lost: phones, internet, boiler, electric, HVAC etc. </li></ul>
  17. 22. <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>FINDLAY BECOMES A FEDERAL DISASTER AREA </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>President Bush declared the City of Findlay a disaster area on September 11, 2007. </li></ul>
  18. 23. <ul><li>CONSTRUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>CUSTOMER SERVICE </li></ul>
  19. 24. Phone list of key employees Home emails Backup tapes of NT network AND Keep the library patron’s informed!
  20. 26. <ul><li>As you can see, we get about 500 hits a day. Notice it dropped to ZERO after the flood, as our Web Server was offline. </li></ul>
  21. 27. Work with FEMA and Insurance to move things along as quickly as possible. If you do not know what you are doing, hire a temporary person to help. Ask FEMA or Insurance people for contact names.
  22. 28. Work even harder to keep the patron’s happy, they have had flood issues too!
  23. 30. <ul><li>On the road 7 days a week during FLOOD RECOVERY </li></ul>
  24. 31. <ul><li>River crested at 18.4 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Hancock County was deluged with 9 inches of rain in one night </li></ul><ul><li>82.4 billion gallons of water fell in 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Damages estimated at 60 million </li></ul>
  25. 32. <ul><li>100 year flood hits FINDLAY, OHIO </li></ul>
  26. 33. <ul><li>Items from the Lower Level brought up by the Staff who could get to the Library as the Blanchard River crested. </li></ul>
  27. 34. <ul><li>That sign stayed up for 3 months </li></ul>
  28. 36. <ul><li>August 22, 2007 </li></ul>
  29. 37. <ul><li>Note hometown hero Ben Roethlisberger on the Billboard. Bridge over the Blanchard River on Main Street in Findlay. Bridge built this low becomes a dam during a flood and makes the situation worse. </li></ul>
  30. 38. <ul><li>Still closed to the Public to this day during Construction </li></ul>
  31. 39. <ul><li>Water in drawer—Lower Level </li></ul>
  32. 40. <ul><li>Lower Level </li></ul>
  33. 41. <ul><li>Library Lower Level </li></ul>
  34. 42. <ul><li>August 23, 2007 </li></ul>
  35. 43. <ul><li>Friends of the Library Used Books Storage Area </li></ul>
  36. 44. <ul><li>Tri-Weh Construction </li></ul>
  37. 45. <ul><li>August 2007 </li></ul>
  38. 46. <ul><li>Book Drop Closed. No Fines Today </li></ul>
  39. 47. <ul><li>Note temporary office for Tri-Weh in the Lobby </li></ul>
  40. 48. <ul><li>Super heating the upper level to save the Books </li></ul>
  41. 49. <ul><li>Lower Level. Note the Mural on wall </li></ul>
  42. 50. <ul><li>Electronic…… </li></ul>
  43. 51. <ul><li>Very few items could be saved </li></ul>
  44. 52. <ul><li>All drywall and carpeting had to be removed </li></ul>
  45. 53. Main Library re-opens on December 3 rd, 2007. Rebuilt basement and new Administration & Technical Services area to open mid-October 2008
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