Officials in Reading, Massachusetts, are speaking out against antisemitism and hate speech after discriminatory vandalism was discovered inside the town library.
On Thursday, library personnel found a swastika drawn on furniture inside the building.
"The Reading Public Library condemns this act of vandalism and hate speech," said director Amy Lannon in a statement to the press.
Lannon went on to say that the library enforces a 'Patron Rights and Responsibility' policy guaranteeing all patrons access to the library without 'discrimination, harassment or threat of harm.'
"The board of Trustees views the graffiti as a direct violation of this policy," wrote Lannon.
Reading police have been notified about the incident. No suspects have been identified at this time.