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Bad behavior at Albany library concerns staff

April 19, 2019 07:00 PM

Teens misbehaving at the library in Albany is causing serious concern.
The executive director of the Albany Public Library says they're working with police and neighborhood organizations to try and fix the issues.
Fighting among teenagers is happening outside and sometimes inside the Arbor Hill-West Hill branch, which gets a high volume of teenagers when O'Neal Middle School lets out on school days, and the majority of the students are well behaved, but a few bad apples are causing problems.

The library has several programs, and between 3 p.m. and 5:30 pm during the weekdays 40 to 60 kids show up and some of them are behaving inappropriately by fighting and impacting the entire operation of the library.

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Library staff have gone as far as banning certain students after threats have been made. The woman in charge of the local neighborhood association is calling for action too.

To hear from the library's executive director and the president of the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association, watch the video of Jill Konopka's story.

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