I am writing to clarify further the quotation attributed to me in a Nov. 9 story in the North Shore News headlined, No Bed Bugs in N. Shore Books.
The quote did not reflect my full answer to the reporter and indicated that the city library is currently only waiting, not acting.
This is not the case. While there are currently no incidents of bed bugs, city residents can be assured that we have heightened our vigilance, especially in inspecting materials that are returned from other libraries.
In addition we too have reviewed our current pest-control practices, updated our procedures if in fact bed bugs are found and reviewed the Coastal Health Authority's excellent pamphlet on bed bug identification and control.
We are at the ready, not just waiting.
Jane Watkins, chief librarian North Vancouver City Library