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Community comes together to help bring life back to Chapel Library

SCHOHARIE COUNTY, N.Y. – A historic building in Schoharie County that was destroyed by Hurricane Irene, is getting a new lease on life thanks to some hard work and dedicated volunteers.

The Chapel Library, as it is now known, dates back to 1902. It was used as a chapel in the 1930’s but in recent years, it had been converted into a shed to store lawn mowers.

Eventually the Esperance Museum on Church Street decided to take it over, and had some plans in mind.

Flood waters washed away the walls when Hurricane Irene hit the area three years ago.

While the flooding forced the conversion to be put on pause, community members donated time and money to help get it started again.

The original roof of the building was salvaged from the storm, and it now adorns the Chapel Library.

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