American Libraries recently published an update of the public libraries damaged by tornadoes in April. Below is a quote from the article. Click on this URL to read the entire article: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/05042011/tornados-rip-apart-several-libraries-south.
Although the Tuscaloosa Public Library escaped the storm, six staff members lost their homes. The day after the tornado, area residents swamped the branches in search of internet access, electricity for their mobile devices, and an oasis of calm. “For most,TPL was the only means of communication to family and friends after the storm. Plus, we were a place of normalcy and comfort after the pain of the storms,” Public Relations Coordinator Vince Bellofatto told AL.