The Townsend library's biggest fundraiser was literally swept away in last week's violent thunderstorms.
While the library building itself was undamaged, a tent outside containing hundreds of books for a used book sale was hit by the sudden storm on Thursday. Workers didn't have time to move them, so 250 boxes of books were soaked by the rain.
The books are now ruined, and on their way to a recycling facility.
According to librarians, the library usually makes $3000 dollars from that book sale, but this year they only made $600.
"The monetary loss is devastating to our budget. We depend on that for programs and to bring in new literature," said Vickie Mueller, President of Friends of the Library.
Workers say they planned to buy new computers with the money raised. Now, they're asking for monetary donations from the public.