Garden City Police responded to the Garden City Library at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20th after a parent found a packet of two over-the-counter cannabis tablets in a children’s book.
According to the Garden City Library, the parent directly brought it to the Librarian’s attention, who immediately called Library security, and the Director. The Director called the Garden City Police and advised the Library Board Chairman at once.
After police arrived, the children’s book stacks areas were immediately closed off and staff members conducted a hand search of each item, shelf-by-shelf. Additional staff were called in to work the following morning to continue.
Garden City Police Detectives arrived at the Library in the morning to further investigate. At the request of the Library Administration and Board, the Nassau County K-9 Unit searched the book stacks throughout the Library. They found nothing else of concern. These areas have been deemed safe, and reopened for browsing by the Garden City Police.
Garden City Police are continuing to investigate the incident and the Library has said it will provide additional surveillance of the area, and staff will continue to observe and increase safety measures, especially in the Children’s areas.