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Fountaindale's Studio 300 flooded, closed indefinitely

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:46 a.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK – Fountaindale Public Library's new digital media center Studio 300 is temporarily closed due to flood damage, according to a Fountaindale press release.

The 2,000-square-foot space features state-of-the-art computers, audio and video recording studios, group collaboration rooms, and a plethora of supplemental cords, cables, cameras, disks and drives. Fountaindale hosted the Studio 300 grand opening in March.

On Wednesday night and Thursday morning, six inches of heavy rainfall hit Bolingbrook, overflowing rivers, closing streets and business and flooding several residences.

Fountaindale closed Thursday, but resumed operations Friday. Studio 300, however, is closed indefinitely after flooding damaged the carpet, dry wall, insulation and furniture, the press release stated.

Additionally, one of the public elevators was damaged and remains inoperable, according to the release.

The computers, technology and "most of the equipment looks to be in good shape," the release stated.

Crews began working on Studio 300, which is located in the Fountaindale basement, this weekend. The carpet has been removed and drywall and insulation removal began Monday, Fountaindale Communications Manager Chrissy Little said. Some of the furniture may need to be replaced, Little added.

The Studio 300 programming and activities, most of which are at capacity, will still be offered in a different library room or computer lab.

Fountaindale staff has not scheduled a date when Studio 300 will re-open.

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