Busted water line at Wayne Co. library damages books

The public library in neighboring Wayne County lost 3,000 books on Saturday night when a water line busted in the building, according to the Monticello Fire Department.

Monticello Fire said a busted line allowed around 5,000 gallons of water to flow into the building.

A total of 3,000 of the library’s 60,000 books were damaged.

Reports say firefighters and inmate workers from the Wayne County Detention Center pushed the water out of the building using squeegees and rollers.