The Duncan Banner
Move over McDonald’s. Duncan Public Library just got a temporary drive-through window.
Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a car came through a window at the library and one person was reported to have been transferred to Duncan Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
Office Wesley Wainscott with the Duncan Police Department was the lead officer on the scene.
Wainscott reported a female driver was pulling into a parking spot on the south side of the library, when the incident occurred.
“She thought she hit the brakes, but her foot must have slipped and she hit the accelerator,” Wainscott said.
The car traveled through the side of the library and drove into a book shelf in the non-fiction area of the library.
The shelf couldn’t withstand the force of the car and collapsed as a result.
Who said non-fiction has to be boring?
Library Director Jan Cole said the library would stay open, despite having a temporary ‘drive-through window’ on the side.
Cole said the damage was somewhat contained in the non-fiction area, affecting that one shelf.
Library employees, firefighters and police officers worked to pick up the litter of books decorating the library floor.
More books were removed from the damaged shelf, which included one titled “Great Disasters.”
All the books were put on numerous book carts, which took up floor space on the front end of the library.
Rick Rodgers, Duncan Public Library Board president, contacted Police Chief Danny Ford, who made plans to block the former window with plywood until a replacement window could be put in place.
Cole contacted the window company to see how quickly a window could be installed.
Anyone in the library at the time of the accident might have walked away from the scene with their own version of the story.
Cole was leading an adult computer class when the accident occurred.
“I was in the computer lab having a computer class,” Cole said. “We heard a big boom.”
Cole said there was a nurse in her computer class, who looked over the injured person. Cole was glad no one was seriously injured and was impressed by the quick response time of both the Duncan Police Department and the Duncan Fire Department.
“The Fire Department and Police Department came in no time,” Cole said.