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March 1, 2013 by  
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Employees at BCPL were recently trained in the procedures for Code Adam, the country’s largest child-safety program.code adam logo

BCPL is only the second library in Kentucky to launch Code Adam, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Since Code Adam began in 1994, it has become a search tool for lost and possibly abducted children in thousands of establishments in the U.S. It is named in memory of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, whose abduction from a Florida shopping mall and murder brought the issue of child abduction to national attention.

It consists of a special alert issued to employees, as well as specific in-house procedures to be followed when a visitor reports a missing child. All employees are trained to participate in the effort to find the child.

All BCPL staff members watched a training video and participated in a test run of the procedure.

Amanda Gilmore

About Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore is the community relations coordinator for BCPL. She spent 20 years in the newspaper business, and is thrilled to be on the other side - telling our community about all the wonderful library programs and services.

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