The infestation appears to be minor. The few infected books had been returned in a drop box. A worker put the few books in plastic bags and destroyed them. However, officials have closed the entire library and plan a full treatment. Officials expect to raise the temperature inside the library to 120 degrees, killing any eggs. This process will take a few days to prepare for the treatment, then some more time to restore books to the shelves and become operational again. The library will remain closed until after the treatment and after dogs trained to detect bedbugs are brought in to give the library a clean bill of health.
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Have you curled up with a good book lately? I'm thinking that a Kindle makes sense after all!
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