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Kankakee Community College’s Miner Memorial Library will reopen Monday after it was closed Wednesday after bedbugs were found by a student.

Daily Journal staff report

KANKAKEE — Kankakee Community College’s Miner Memorial Library will reopen Monday, the school announced on Facebook on Thursday.

The library was closed Wednesday after bedbugs were found by a student on Wednesday.

The bugs were found in one couch in the library. Other areas of the library, a nearby hallway and the Child Development Center also were inspected. No more bugs were found, according to the school.

The affected area was treated — and a number of other locations were treated as a precaution. The couch and several other pieces of nearby furniture have been bagged and removed.

The exterminator will return to check the area in about two weeks.

“Student safety is important to us. When the issue was discovered, the college took immediate action to treat the area and inform students,” Kari Nugent, KCC’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, told the Daily Journal in an email. “We haven’t seen bedbugs on campus in the past. KCC proactively works with pest control professionals to monitor facilities, and we will continue that practice.”

A version of this story appeared in the Friday digital edition of the Daily Journal.

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