HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ The Hamden library is closing for the weekend to get rid of bed bugs.

Nancy McNicholl, interim director of the Miller Memorial Library, tells the New Haven Register  a specially trained dog began checking the library this week after a woman found bugs in a book.

McNicholl said a few infested books were found in the lower level stacks and removed for heat treatment. Then the dog found a few more isolated bed bugs Friday morning. The library’s other branches will be checked Saturday.

Mayoral aide Curt Leng said the town is also checking the nearby senior center and hall. He said people who want to return library materials are asked to put them in zip-closing plastic bags.

The Middletown Library had a similar problem last month but officials doubt it’s related.
Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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