Libraries are proposing rules to battle offensive behavior

by Edythe Jensen – Jan. 11, 2012 08:25 AM

The Republic |

Controlling people in public libraries these days is about more than holding a finger to pursed lips and making the “shhhhh” sound.

Unattended children, loud electronic devices, offensive personal hygiene and bathing in public restrooms are common at Southeast Valley libraries, leading to revised “unacceptable behavior” lists.

Chandler is the latest to propose updates as officials deal with recent complaints from patrons who encounter individuals bathing, changing clothes, washing their hair or doing laundry in downtown library restrooms, said Library Manager Brenda Brown.

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