Via Cartoon Reporter, the Center for Cartoon Studies was in danger of losing the contents of the Schulz Library as floodwaters rose.
Upon hearing dozens of e-mailed and tweeted rumors, CR asked Center For Cartoon Studies Director James Sturm for an update as to possible storm-related damage hitting CCS and particularly its Schulz Library. He responded at approximately 3:30 AM Monday morning.
“Crazy night,” Sturm wrote. “Brave and tough-minded group moving books out of the library until 3 AM as White River continued to rise.”
Those following the weekend’s news closely know that as much as Hurricane Irene seemed to fizzle out of any serious impact on New York City as had been feared, the state of Vermont was hit with torrential rains and resulting flooding, with rivers that may not have crested as of Monday morning. CCS in located in White River Junction. The Center’s Schulz Library is located nearest the river of any school building. A late-night call went out for volunteers to help salvage books before they were potentially water damaged.
Fortunately, it appears as though the library and center have been spared: “Not one book lost.” However, there has been damage reported to the buildings.