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A tale of two Augusts

Posted by lpearle on 22 September 2010

A little over three years ago, in August 2007, I was awakened with the news that Goodhue Memorial Hall, home to the Kaskel Library where I worked, had been destroyed by fire (thanks to a lightning strike).

This past August I, and an incredible crew of workers (some paid, some volunteer) moved from our “permanent temporary” home in the Chapel back into Goodhue!  We’re nearly 11,000 volumes strong, with many other resources to offer the Hackley community.  The students love the space (particularly since we’re the only air conditioned building on the Hilltop).

We’ve put together a little video about the rebuilding:

Watch, enjoy and pay those insurance premiums!


One Response to “A tale of two Augusts”

  1. […] That’s what the meeting was about.  Not a reprimand, not bad news.  Instead, the school is reaffirming and strengthening its commitment to the library, its resources, staff and programming.  We’ll be in the middle of campus, close to the History and English Departments.  We’ll be a showcase and destination, not an afterthought.  And all this without a fire to force the issue. […]

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