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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.

  • Children's Library - Closed all day Monday October 24, 2016. - passed inspection
  • Rinconada Library - Closed all day Monday October 31, 2016. - passed inspection
  • Mitchell Park Library - Closed all day Friday November 4, 2016.
  • 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. - passed inspection

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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