HUNTLEY, Ill. (CBS) — The library in northwest suburban Huntley will be closed Thursday and its programs cancelled for a fourth consecutive day, as workers try to repair the damage caused when two frozen water pipes burst.

Books, video and electronics don’t fare well when splattered by water. But library spokesman Doug Cataldo said he believes this could be the last day the library is closed and its programming cancelled.

“It looks as if it’s not as significant as it could have been,” he said.

Cataldo is urging patience.

“The best thing I can tell people is, although the building may be closed, the library is always open online,” he said.

The cost of the repairs won’t be figured out for a while — until it is known what was unable to be dried out or otherwise preserved.

“But I think we were very lucky,” he said.

Cataldo said there have been persistent calls from patrons who are worried about racking up fines because the library’s been closed. Cataldo said no one should be concerned. He said book drops remain open for those wishing to return materials, and he said fines are being adjusted.

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