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Libraries on alert for bedbugs

Tiny insects can get in through spines of hardcover books

Bedbugs are shown in bedding.
Bedbugs are shown in bedding.
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Bedbugs coming back in returned library books are a concern to librarians, but local library officials say the problem has been overblown in some recent media reports. Bedbugs and their eggs can get into the spines of hardcover books, especially books that have been left in bedrooms where bedbugs live. A story earlier this month in the New York Times titled “A Dark and Itchy Night” says “libraries are scrambling to deal with the problem.” ...


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