CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Students, faculty, and staff of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are pitching in on Saturday, November 23 in the cleanup and repair of Mounds Public Library following recent vandalism.
A group of more than 20 people from the university will assist library officials in Mounds who reached out for help in restoring the library.
The group will arrive at the library at 9 a.m. Mark Watson, associate professor and instruction librarian at SIU’s Morris Library, expects the group to work throughout the day.
The recent vandalism included toppled library shelves and books, erased computer files, and other damage.
The SIU team plans on restoring shelves and properly restocking books.
The Mounds Public Library and university team are also working together to help collect donations.