The library director speaks about the atrocious theft of books and media from Colorado libraries, reported earlier at LISNews.
The thief, Thomas Pilaar, 33, was suspected of using different names to obtain seven library cards from the Denver Public Library, then checking out 300 items per card and selling at least some of the items on Craigslist.
Jamie LaRue, Library Director at Douglas County Libraries and columnist comments: "I've been asked by a few media representatives if we're now going to crack down on everybody, just because one individual took advantage of us.
No. We're not. The Colorado Library Card has been running for almost a decade now, and it works very well. We place a high value on individual access to information.
Let me emphasize this: while there are many problems in the world, people using the library too much really isn't one of them."