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Denver Public Library Works to Improve Library Safety

Denver’s Channel 9 News sent an undercover reporter into the city’s main public library earlier this year because it has become a central location for crime and drug abuse.

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Books on Islam Vandalized

Books about Islam and any other religion belong in public libraries.

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Library Security is Everybody’s Job

Public libraries are reflections of their communities. This sometimes can include the uglier side of the public, like disruptive behavior, vandalism, or other criminal acts. How can we ensure our libraries are welcoming places?