The huge literary collection of Shreveport Memorial Library is under serious threat due to mold growth.
Mold was detected recently by the main branch manager Mary Canfield. According to her, the Louisiana collection, petroleum, government documents and law collections on the third floor have been contaminated with mold.
In a letter to the executive director of Shreve Memorial Library, Ronald Heezen, she wrote “I am very concerned about the possible health hazards that both staff and patrons are being exposed to. Additionally, and equally as important, is the deterioration of the collection on the third floor.”
This is not the first time that the library is facing mold problem. The issue goes back to 2007 and the library management has since spent millions for remediation.