The Town of Redwater is scrambling to replace the library's damaged book drop box before the first major snowfall.
 
The 20 to 30 year-old drop box, believed to be installed when the building was first opened, has been taped off for quite some time to prevent further damage.
 
"Over the years, from opening and closing, opening and closing, everything wears, everything shifts and moisture got in and it really rusted up and it started to deteriorate," explained mayor Mel Smith. "There was cracking because the looser everything got, the more it played and there was [also] a bit of mold."
 
The town is spending $8,800 for the specialized repair that not only involves replacing the book drop bin, but also requires some brick and mortar work. However, they are facing some challenges.
 
"Well it's this time of year, everybody who's working wants to get everything done that they can before freeze-up, this is always a tough time of year to get anybody."
 
The library has picked out the type of drop they'd like to have, which costs between $2,400 to $2,800. The additional costs come from wall repair on the outside as well as the inside, where drywall and insulation was damaged by the moisture that leaked in.
 
They're hoping to find someone who can do the repair before winter and prevent further damage to the library.

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