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ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Problem of "library latchkey children", kids without supervision filling libraries after school featured. [Kids Gabriela and Sergio NULASCO, CHILDREN - explain going to library because they have no place to go after school.] [MOTHER - explains sending child to library.] Babysitting nightmare for librarians detailed. [San Marino, California, librarian Jody STEFFANSON -discusses problems with children.] [Atlanta, Georgia, librarian Ronald DUBBERLY - says library becomes day care center] [Los Angeles, California, county librarian Penny MARKEY - fears kids leaving with strangers.] Warnings to parents about possible criminal chgs. for abandoning children in libraries explained. [DUBBERLY - discusses abandonment problem.] Gastonia, North Carolina, public library's response to issue explained. [Librarian Philip RITTER - discusses despicable acts by kids in Gastonia library.] [BOY - explains Gastonia library's rules.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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