News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/15/2016
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library to Close Branches for Precautionary Inspections
Contact : Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, Library Director    (650) 329-2516
Claudia Keith, Chief Communications Officer    (650) 329-2607

Palo Alto, CA—Following the discovery and treatment of a bed bug infestation in 2015, the Palo Alto City Library will be closing branches on a rotating basis to allow a vendor with canine inspections to ensure that the buildings remain free of any bugs.  This is not in response to any new infestations, but is out of an abundance of caution.  It is a proactive precautionary measure that the City intends to continue two to three times per year.

 Following the closure schedule:

Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road will be closed all day on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road will be closed all day on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street will be closed all day on Friday, May 13, 2016.

The Downtown and College Terrace branch libraries will be inspected on days that they are regularly scheduled to be closed. All closures were selected to have as little public impact as possible. No one is allowed in the buildings while the bug-sniffing canines are working.

For more information about the closures or for updates, please check the Palo Alto City Library website: