A Swellesley reader wrote Sunday from Wellesley Free Library that “Studying to the sound of water thwacking into recycling bins is not the best mechanism for focus. At least 10-12 of these bad boys are scattered throughout the second floor, from the stacks to study rooms….”
The “bad boys” referenced, it turns out, were buckets catching water dripping from the ceiling during Sunday’s heavy rains, which actually flooded out a Rte. 9 ramp to Rtes. 95/128.
When we first heard about the drips we thought maybe the library was just prepping for its indoor mini-golf event the weekend of Jan. 30-31. Perhaps a waterfall obstacle?
Library administration, however, tells us that Wellesley’s Facilities Maintenance Department “is aware of and working on this roof issue, which has popped up recently during heavy rainstorms. Damage has been limited to some wet ceiling tiles, replaced ASAP.”
Hopefully this won’t be a repeat of the pricey roof issues down the road at the Wellesley Police Department…
And note that in a few weeks, it will be raining books at the main library as Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries holds its winter book sale.