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Wednesday, October 16 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster #17 -- Libraries: Spaces to Recover from the Storm

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Imagine this…
You’ve just been through 3 days of torrential rain and wind. Your power went out in the first 24 hours. Your roof is leaking, your floor is soft, and your food is spoiled. Everything is wet and it’s getting humid. You’re feeling overwhelmed and miserable. You find yourself heading to the library.
Hurricane Florence caused major damage to our Eastern North Carolina communities. As our libraries opened after the storm, our value to our communities was never more apparent. We became a space of normalcy. A space with electricity, running water, and cool, comfortable seating. Patrons came in to re-charge their phones and themselves. They needed help communicating with loved ones, finding sources of food and water distribution, and getting started with disaster assistance.
This poster describes what our community needed from our libraries after a natural disaster and how that experience prepares us for the future.

Speakers
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Lydia Davis

Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library



Wednesday October 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Piedmont 1-3