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Houston Libraries Begin To Re-Open, With Computers For Victims

The Houston Public Library System is slowly getting back on its feet.

The downtown library is open from 10a.m. to 7 p.m. as of now. "The Central Library computer lab will be designated as the Hurricane Ike Assistance Room to file for FEMA aid, insurance claims, and emailing family and friends," the library's statement says. "Librarians will be on hand to offer assistance in finding and utilizing necessary online resources."

Also open:

Two additional locations will open on Wednesday, September 17th with hours of operation 10 AM to 7 PM. Others will open in the following days depending on availability of power and water, as well as the determination of damages to individual facilities on a case-by-case basis. Locations to open Wednesday, September 17th:

1.Kendall Neighborhood Library, 14330 Memorial Drive, 77079, 832-393-1880 The meeting room at Kendall Neighborhood Library will be equipped with laptops and serve as a Hurricane Ike Assistance Room to file for FEMA aid, insurance claims, and emailing family and friends. Librarians will be on hand to offer assistance in finding and utilizing necessary online resources.

2.Acres Home Neighborhood Library, 8501 West Montgomery, 77088, 832-393-1700 The Acres Homes Neighborhood Library will be equipped with laptops to increase the number of computers available to customers.

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