On Monday, September 26, the Library was closed due a power outage. Based on the information available to us at the time, we made the decision to close the building as we did not have a clear restoral time and felt we could not provide a safe and secure experience for users.
Soon after the closing, we learned that one of our front doors had not been properly secured and there were students in the building. We had staff there within 7 minutes, the building was cleared, and students who needed to wait for rides or call parents were directed to the police station.
We are looking into our procedures to ensure that this will not happen again in the future.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Library Director, Mary Medjo Me Zengue, at 630.458.3300.