Phoenix library reopening after heavy flood damage
June 11, 2018
Phoenix’s flagship public library is scheduled to reopen June 16 following heavy water damage last year caused by a broken sprinkler pipe. The Burton Barr Central Library was closed for nearly a year for repairs. A storm in July 2017 confused the facility’s smoke-detection system, filling the fire-sprinkler system with water. The sprinkler heads did not activate, but water from a broken pipe flooded all five floors of the library. Lee Franklin, communications relations manager for the city of Phoenix libraries, will tell us about the library’s reopening and improvements that have been made.