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Only On 11: Lake High School seeks help to restock library after tornado

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MILLBURY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

It has been four years since Lake High School in Wood County was destroyed by a tornado. They just finished the second year in the new school, but there's still something missing.

Almost all of the books on the shelves in the library have never been replaced. The library took a direct hit from the tornado. School officials were not permitted to go in and try to recover them. While students' textbooks were replaced with new ones from insurance, the high school's library books were not.

The second floor library is a large facility with several book shelves, but they are about 75% empty. The ones they do have were donated by a retailer. The students need library books for their research projects.

"If a student has an interest in just wanting to do a book report on something they are interested in, or to turn one of their projects on one of their interests, that's when they get limited. When it comes to their choice, they are not able to go ahead and choose their own topic," said Jodi Takats, Lake Schools Director of Curriculum.

The Books A Million store at Levis Commons is holding a book drive until July 5. You can buy a book or two that will be donated to the Lake library. They have suggestions or you can pick one of your choice. So far, the store says they have collected $2300 worth of books. There is still time to collect more.

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