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New York Times story on how libraries and their patrons respond to bed bug risks

December 6, 2012

New York Times journalist Catherine Saint Louis has a new story today about bed bugs in libraries. The article describes ways various libraries in the US have responded to bed bug infestations or tried to prevent them, and how library patrons are themselves responding to the risk of bed bugs in libraries and library books. […]

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Libraries with bed bugs (Pace University is the latest)

October 11, 2011

Gothamist says it received a tip that the Pace University Library in lower Manhattan was closed yesterday for bed bug treatment. In Bedbugs Shut Down Pace University Library, Gothamist’s John Del Signore writes: A student who works in the Henry Birnbaum Library at Pace University tells us the library has been shut down so that it […]

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Bed bugs infest libraries in three cities: what can we learn from these cases?

September 30, 2011

The Mesa, Arizona Public Library and the Public Library in Norman, Oklahoma both became infested with bed bugs in the last ten days.  They recently troubled the Longmont, Colorado library. Are there any patterns here, and what can we learn from these cases? First, Mesa. ABC15.com reports, According to Mesa spokesman Steve Wright, bedbugs were […]

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Bed bugs close library in Fort Myers, Florida

September 14, 2010

The News-Press reports that a Fort Myers, Florida library has been closed due to a bed bug infestation in chairs in the computer area. The News_press notes that Workers are in the process of fumigating the building, said Sheldon Kaye, director of the Lee County Library System. A sign outside the library states ‘Closed for […]

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Bed bugs found in San Diego State University library: second instance of infested chairs on campus

April 23, 2009

According to independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec, twenty-seven “comfy” chairs were recently removed from the lower level of the San Diego State University library after bed bugs were found there. Bedbugs are back with a recent infestation in the library, specifically in the “comfy” chairs on the lower level of the Dome. “Twenty-seven chairs […]

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Bed bugs and libraries

January 12, 2009

A blogger named dawnwing describes an incident at the library she works at: A lot of the talk yesterday revolved around a bizarre incident from last week – a customer returned several books on tape that were crawling with bed bugs, bed bug skins and bed bug poo. Obviously they all had to be discarded. […]

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Nebraska library hosts “Bed Bugs” pyjamas story time

June 21, 2008

The Grand Island, Nebraska Independent [dead link to article removed] reports that the local library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program will feature a story called “Bed Bugs” Tuesday evening: “Bed Bugs,” at 6:30 p.m. is a family story time where kids can come dressed in their pajamas. In their pajamas! Perhaps hot on the heels of […]

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