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Bug-sniffing dogs to visit Palo Alto libraries

Each library branch will be closed for one day while bug-sniffing dogs inspect all locations as a proactive precautionary measure.

  • Mitchell Park Library - Closed all day Friday October 20, 2017. 
  • Children's Library - Closed all day Monday October 23, 2017.
  • Rinconada Library - Closed all day Friday October 27, 2017.
  • Downtown Library - Will be inspected on a day the branch is regularly scheduled to be closed.
  • College Terrace Library - Will be inspected on a day the branch is regularly scheduled to be closed.

Dates and times were selected to have the least impact on the public.

No one is allowed in the buildings while the canines are working.

These inspections are a proactive precautionary measure that the City of Palo Alto intends to continue 2-3 times per year to ensure that the buildings remain free of any bugs after the discovery and treatment of a bed bug infestation in 2015.

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Last Updated September 30, 2017