Flooding closes Beloit library, but location still to serve as polling place Tuesday
BELOIT, Wis. — The Beloit Public Library said it closed Monday and will be closed Tuesday because of flooding, but will be open Tuesday for elections.
The library said Monday that the flooding was caused by a leak in the second-floor HVAC system. The building will be open as an official election site Tuesday as scheduled, library officials said.
The damage experienced is mostly contained in the rear of the building, officials said. Therefore, although the library will be closed, it will be an official polling place for Wards 13, 14, 15, and 22 during Tuesday’s election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The gates to the rest of the building will be closed on Tuesday as crews continue to clean up flooding damage, and it was unknown Monday night if the library will be able to open on Wednesday.
The Blender Cafe was unaffected by the flooding. Stateline Literacy Council classes still will be held Monday evening and Tuesday, although they will take place in a different part of the building, library officials said. Location information will be available at the library the arrival of students.
The drive-thru book drop remains open on the south side of the building for book and other material returns.
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