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KCLS Director and Staff to Meet with Enumclaw Library Board Tuesday

The issue of safety, in light of recent events, is expected to be discussed, and the public is welcome to attend.

Enumclaw police have insisted that the city library remains a safe place for the community in spite of the arrest of a man earlier this month who was accused of molesting a child in the library bathroom, but if you need more reassurance or have input about what more should be done, officials from King County Library System will be meeting with the local library board on Tuesday, Feb. 19 during its regular meeting which is open to the public.

They include KCLS director Bill Ptacek and his team and are expected to go over security issues at the library, according to board member Jim Barcheck.

The meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

dexterjibs February 19, 2013 at 01:02 AM
A safe place? Yea, except when creepy men are alowed to watch porn on tax payer purchased computers within feet of kids who are checking out books. Yea, a great family environment. If I was able to attend this meeting, that is the first question I would have.
Susan Etchey February 19, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Dexterjibs, I have never seen "creepy" men appear to be watching porn on our "tax-payer purchased computers" (Money well spent. Thank you good governance!) at the Enumclaw library. I do see men and women looking for jobs, and students researching for theme papers. If you use these computers, as I do regularly, you know that you can not see the screen of the computer being used next to you, for the sake of privacy. The library is a safe environment for kids, just like schools and a movie theater, except when it is not. Crime in our country is becoming more and more violent. The answer to the bathrooms is to have key (s) and people must ask for them to access them, like some stores require. I have also used these facilities and 95 % of the time no one else is in there so a key would not be a hardship. There are no waiting lines.
dexterjibs February 20, 2013 at 03:43 AM
The do exist Susan. The King County library has a policy to allow porn to be viewed under the guise of 1st Amendment rights. Sorry, you do not have a 1st Amendment right to view porn on public library computers. King 5 News did a story about this very thing a few years ago and King COunty libraries refuse to put filters on the computers so creepy men cannot watch porn. If people want to use the computers to find jobs and other legitmate reasons that is great., but we don't need to have tax payer money being used to allow people to watch porn. How about the tax payers provide free porn magazines to people that want it? It is the same thing. Having this policy is not good governance, it is a mental disorder.

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