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Bemis Public Library reopens for curbside pickup during meth cleanup

Testing indicated elevated levels of methamphetamine contamination requiring professional decontamination.

LITTLETON, Colo. — The City of Littleton has partially reopened a library that was closed after findings of methamphetamine contamination.

Bemis Public Library reopened for curbside pickup service Thursday.

The city said library patrons can resume placing holds for library materials and pick them up at the front door at 6014 South Datura Street.

Curbside pickup and new holds can be placed at BemisLibrary.org, allcirc@littletongov.org or 303-795-3961.

Bemis Public Library closed in January after testing revealed elevated levels of meth contamination in the main floor women’s and men’s bathroom exhaust fans, and in the lower-level family bathroom. The city said the library's restrooms require professional decontamination.

In a news release, the city said it is working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Arapahoe County Public Health for guidance in remediation and cleaning.

"Reopening Bemis Public Library is a top priority for the City of Littleton," the city said in a statement. "Bemis Public Library’s devoted staff have implemented a variety of alternate programs and events off site for library patrons, and the library offers many digital materials and collections."

The testing for meth contamination inside Bemis Public Library was conducted in January following the recent closures of libraries in Boulder and Englewood.

Bemis Public Library will reopen for curbside pickup service Thursday, February 9. Patrons will be able to resume...

Posted by Bemis Public Library on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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