Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library closed until further notice due to mold found in basement
LODI, Wis. — The Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library is closed until further notice after mold was found in the basement and traces of it detected in the air, city officials said.
According to Kennan Buhr, the director of operations with the city of Lodi, a construction project, involving retiling the floors, caused the mold to spread from the basement to the air in the library itself. He said construction workers were removing areas of concrete when they found water underneath. The workers carried buckets of that concrete up the stairs, which allowed the mold molecules to linger in the air.
“We took some air readings upstairs and there were some molecules that were up there, which could have come from when they were taking the cement outside. So, we closed as a precautionary measure,” Buhr said.
Buhr said an additional air test will be done Wednesday. Those samples will be sent to a lab in Minneapolis and if the test results come back clean, the library will reopen.
Events at the library have been canceled through Wednesday. Signs at the library state that any holds on books will be extended and late fines will be removed once the library reopens.
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