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Security increased at Rapid City Public Library

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Details have yet to emerge, but the downtown Rapid City Public Library is seeing increased security, and more changes could be on the way. 

Recent events have raised issues of public safety at the library.

The Rapid City Library Board of Directors voted Monday to add a police liaison on top of the private security they already have in place.

Rapid City Councilman, Ron Sasso, said the liaison is there to provide additional training for staff and private security.

As of now, full details have not emerged on why security has been increased but library patrons think it's made the library a safer place.

"If anybody should have some thought about coming in and causing trouble they will see this guy, our officer and it will deter them from coming in or anything like that." Said Jon Trimble. 

"You do feel a little safer, sometimes in the past it's a little scary coming through the doors or parking, you don't know what your going to be coming across so it does feel better. A little bit safer in here or more safe." Said Marylou Trimble.

Sasso said people who use the library have responded well to the increase in security.

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