The Williams County Public Library in Bryan has a leaky roof.
Following last winter, the library suffered numerous roof leaks in the Main Library building and the Local History Center, one of which caused a small fire in the ceiling that forced the library to close for a day.
However, due to state funding cuts, the replacement of the roof has been put on hold until now.
Faced with the possibility of another tough winter, the library determined that it is necessary to start a $150,000 fund drive to replace both roofs this fall before further damage is done.
The Bryan Times reports that the Bryan Area Foundation started the fund drive with a grant of $75,000. The Friends of the Bryan Library gave a donation of $15,000, and two anonymous donors each gave $10,000. The library now has 75 percent towards the goal amount, or $110,000 raised.
If you would like more information on how you can help, you can go on the library’s website at mywcpl.org