Task Force Offers Recommendations to Hartford (CT) Library

A task force formed this summer to study safety and security issues at the main branch of the Hartford Public Library has sent its recommendations to the library’s board of directors.

The task force was formed following a Courant investigation published in May that detailed security and public safety problems at the library, including drinking, drug use and sexual activity in bathrooms, threats made to staff members by library visitors and the theft of CDs and DVDs. The investigation also detailed the viewing of pornographic materials, including child pornography, by patrons.

Here’s the current article from the Hartford Courant.

The original June article in the Courant calling for a task force has been posted in its entirety in the first comment. Thank you Chuck.