Truck crash closes Dorcas Library



GOULDSBORO — The Dorcas Library is closed until further notice, the result of a pickup truck smashing into the small structure Saturday morning.

“We don’t know when we’ll be able to open, but we’re going to work on getting things squared away as soon as possible,” said Library Board of Trustees President Alison Johnson.

As of Monday afternoon, Johnson was waiting for an insurance adjuster to arrive.

The library had property insurance and the motorist also was insured.

Gouldsboro Police Chief Glen Grant said the truck hit the library after its driver, 24-year-old Ian Grant of Sullivan, fell asleep.

Grant, who was not injured, was driving a 1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the chief said.

Johnson isn’t sure when the library would be safe for patrons again.

“Our entryway is ruined and our book drop got completely smashed in and about 12 feet of wall is smashed in,” Johnson said. “Our whole circulation desk is unusable.”

Meanwhile, patrons may return items to a tote the library will place at the Gouldsboro town office. The town office is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

Does the name Dorcas have you scratching your head?

The library states in its history that Dorcas is a name from the Bible, from Acts 9:36.

Dorcas was “one who does good by helping others.”

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