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The Shepherdstown Library (Market House) was struck by a vehicle between 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 4th, and 6 a.m. Monday, July 5th.  The library received immediate attention when the damage was discovered. Both water and power were disconnected and the area surrounding the building was cordoned off for safety.  There is significant damage to the right rear corner and right rear side of the building.  The damage to the rear wall extends to the roofline.  The force pushed out the wall on the right side of the building. Yesterday afternoon the building was assessed. It was recommended the library's rear and right walls should be shored up on the first and second floors inside of the library.  This was completed Monday evening and the building was then secured.  Today the outside wall was shored up for added stability. The insurance company was contacted and provided with reports and photographs of the damage.  The repairs were approved within hours.  SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) was contacted as the Market House is on the historic register so the damage can be documented.  Upon approval of repairs from the insurance company, a firm was contacted to evaluate the damage and provide a plan for the repairs.   The back of the Market House appears to have endured the most serious damage.  The area around the library is taped off including the streets on both sides of the library.  This area will remain closed until repairs are completed.  The sidewalk that runs along the Sweet Shop will be open to pedestrians beginning Friday, July 9th.  The CATF event scheduled for July 9th will be held in the parking lot of the Marinoff Theater at 62 West Campus Drive on Shepherd University Campus.  The Welcome Center will open Friday, July 9th.  The Farmers Market location is being evaluated.  We will provide updates as information is received. Thanks for your patience and understanding.   Mayor Jim Auxer