Kerrville Giving 7,000 Books, Items to Bastrop

Bastrop area devastated by wildfires over the summer

A Central Texas library is donating about 7,000 books and other learning items to a community devastated by wildfires.

Movers in Kerrville on Tuesday picked up the boxes of books, periodicals and DVDs bound for Bastrop.

The Kerrville Daily Times reports the items had not been checked out of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, which is being renovated, in at least four years. Library director Dan Schwartz says his staff had to inventory the 154,000-piece collection, for the overhaul, so he suggested the Bastrop donation.

The items will be part of a sale to benefit the Bastrop Public Library, which was not damaged during wildfires that broke out Labor Day weekend.

Officials say some of the hundreds of homes that burned had books checked out from the library.

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