Cedar Rapids replaces library damaged in flood

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The city of Cedar Rapids is celebrating the new library it built to replace one lost to the devastating 2008 flood.

KWWL reports (http://bit.ly/12BOOM6 ) eastern Iowa’s largest city opened its new downtown library on Saturday.

The new library has a children’s section that’s bigger than the temporary library that had served the city since the 2008 floods.

About 1,000 library users helped cut the ribbon on the new library.

Federal disaster recovery money paid for about two-thirds of the $46 million library. The rest came from grants, sales taxes and donations.

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Information from: KWWL-TV, http://www.kwwl.com

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