The library has been declared free of bed bugs, according to the mayor, and will reopen Friday after more than two days of investigation, heat treatments and insecticide application.
All fines accumulated during the closure will be forgiven, according to a message left on the library's voice mail message.
Mayor Dan Drew ordered the after a report of bedbugs was confirmed. A Beagle/ Bassett mix named Ellie was brought in Wednesday to do a preliminary sweep of the library and an exhaustive, three-hour sweep of the library to locate the bed bugs, according to a press release.
On Thursday, Quest Pest Control completed two heat treatments on all the books and furniture identified by the dog. Quest also preventatively sprayed insecticide on four areas that had wooden shelves that held books that the dog had alerted to, Drew's release says.
The pesticide is safe for people to be around three hours following its application, Drew says. He also ordered an additional dog sweep Thursday following remediation, and it was free of bugs.