A number of local residents had precious family photos damaged in the Great Flood of 2016 in August. Others have similar photos damaged by time or in other ways. Now there is help to restore some of those photos to close-to or at their original versions thanks to the East Baton Rouge Library.

The free two-day Operation Photo Rescue Scan & Restoration Event is on a first-come, first-served basis. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is partnering with Operation Photo Rescue to help those affected by the Great Flood of 2016 recover lost memories. Patrons are invited to the Main Library at Goodwood from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to have up to 20 flood-damaged photos scanned and digitally restored to as close to pre-disaster quality as possible, all totally free of charge.

Experienced volunteers from Operation Photo Rescue will be available to help you recapture your memories and answer any questions you may have about recovering damaged images. You will take home the originals and the restored prints will be sent to your address within six to 12 months.

Operation Photo Rescue has helped after Hurricane Katrina and more recently after horrific storms and floods in West Virginia. For more information and to schedule an appointment with Operation Photo Rescue, call (225) 231-3752. To learn more about Operation Photo Rescue, visit http://www.operationphotorescue.org/. For Library information or to register, call (224) 231-3750 or visit www.ebrpl.com.

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