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Help out the Cedar Rapids Library

On October 11, 2008 from 4-8 PM, come down to Bottleworks Loft Condominiums (905 Third Street SE) in downtown Cedar Rapids to Boogie for Books. This is a fundraiser to help the Cedar Rapids Public Library rebuild from the catastrophic flooding this June. For more information, go to

Librarian Day in the Life #2

Today I was back in code enforcement answering phones, so rather than trying to explain all the intricacies of working in a city department dealing primarily in flood reconstruction, here's a list of the calls I answered today, and the things I did between calls to keep busy.

We had some more new people in to work today, and apparently the temps who have been working in this office since the flood are apparently being let go, likely so city departments that need to find jobs for their employees have some place to send them.
Talked to one of the volunteer coordinators to dispel the myth that flood victims will be fined for not mowing their lawns (I know the city's reputation isn't great, but I can't believe people would think we're that petty).
a couple from Czech Village wanted to know if it was worth rebuilding their house because they heard a rumor that their whole neighborhood was going to become a park. Since it sounded like their house wasn't terribly damage…