Barton Library Director Nancy Arn said that the library should reopen Tuesday after a broken water line flooded parts of the building this weekend. The broken line was at a sink in a storage room in the back of the facility.
Water worked its way into walls, down hallways and into offices, part of the main lobby and, especially, the west wing of the library, which houses nonfiction books as well as books in Spanish and works about Arkansas and genealogy.
Subfreezing temperatures in South Arkansas most likely led to the waterline breakage.
Look for more details in Tuesday’s News-Times.