The Central Austin Public Library, located on 710 W. César Chávez St., was vandalized with red paint this morning.
Library Division Manager of the Office of Programs and Partnerships Sharon Herfurth said security noticed the paint covering the doors, windows and walls of the front of the library and the Shoal Creek side of the building this morning around 5 a.m. while on patrol.
The vandals wrote anti-voting sentiments on the walls, which have since been covered up with tarps due to the library being a polling place.
The damage was done around 2 a.m., likely by two people, reports say.
Herfurth said while they are unsure of the cost of repairs, the damage did not interfere with library operations or voting.
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