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Monday, June 10, 2013 10:21 PM

New law allows concealed carry of firearms at city pool, library

By DOUG CARDER and By BOBBY BURCH, Herald Staff Writers

Children and adults enjoy an escape from summer-like weather Monday at Ottawa’s City Pool,  419 N. Locust St., at Forest Park. The pool is one of about 20 city-owned facilities in Ottawa expected to be impacted by a new state law that allows concealed carry of firearms on certain governmental property. Other such sites include the Ottawa Library, 105 S. Hickory St., the Don Woodward Community Center, 517 E. Third St., and the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St. (Photo by Bobby Burch/The Ottawa Herald)

Terry Chartier is used to helping people check out books from the Ottawa Library.

The library director said she’s not thrilled, though, that the day could come when she might wonder if a library patron is checking out a book while carrying a concealed firearm under his jacket or in her purse.

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