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Safety: A community conversation

Post Date:12/11/2019 5:17 PM

Contact:  Tom Hacker, Public Information Officer, 962-2302

The Loveland Public Library and Loveland Police Department will jointly host a forum on community safety from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Gertrude Scott Meeting Room at the library.

For the past year, the Loveland Public Library has facilitated a series of community conversations throughout Loveland to hear directly from our residents about what kind of community they want to live in. What we heard was a desire for a thriving, welcoming and connected city where people feel safe, supported and positive about the future.

This extension of that meeting series is driven partly by a troubling incident that occurred at the library on Nov. 10, 2019, when a teenage library visitor and her younger sibling were harassed by a man outside the library. The alleged assailant was arrested and jailed on harassment, weapons and drug charges.

Here is a guest editorial that addresses the topic by Library Director Diane Lapierre that appeared in the Dec. 8 edition of the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

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