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Staff who set up a temporary library in a Cumbrian church when devastating floods struck, have been invited to a Royal tea party at Buckingham Palace.
Cockermouth library on the town's Main Street, was left under four feet of water with £90,000 of books lost when floods hit last November.
Staff helped set up a temporary library at nearby Christ Church just four days after the floods hit.
Six librarians and staff will attend the event on 20 July.
The temporary library proved to be a vital resource as affected families and businesses were given internet access as well as photocopying and printing facilities.
Work is ongoing at Cockermouth Library to dry out the building and repair the damage and it is hoped the building will be up and running again in the next few months.