The Reading Public Library is pleased to announce a much-needed upgrade of their security camera system for the Reading Public Library System at all the library branches located in the City of Reading. The upgrades are being funded by the Berks County District Attorney’s Forfeiture Fund and the City of Reading
The library system had almost a quarter million visitors entering their buildings in 2019. Incidents have occurred in the vicinity of library buildings and in the libraries themselves that require an upgrade to the security at this public funded library system.
Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams announced today that he will donate $55,867.30 to upgrade the camera system in our libraries in the City of Reading. District Attorney Adams stated that “I cannot think of a better institution to receive funding from our drug forfeiture fund to make the use of resources in our library system safe. This contribution will deter people from committing crimes on or near our libraries and will serve as protection for people utilizing the library to enhance their education or job searches or any reason they need to use the resources of the Reading Public Library System.”
Executive Director of the Reading Public Library System Bronwen Gamble stated:
“The four Reading Public Library branches are busy community hubs for our residents. The safety and security of patrons and staff while using the library is vitally important. The board of safety and security of patrons and staff while using the library is vitally important. The Board of Trustees and Library Administration are grateful for the support of District Attorney John Adams in upgrading our security camera systems to a high-tech, easily managed platform.”