The director, Gloria Goverman, makes the decision to close based on a combination of weather forecasts and and visual observation when possible. The decision not to open, or to delay opening, is made as early in the day as possible – usually by 7 a.m. She contacts all employees via email and then posts the information in a variety of places listed below. If it starts to snow when the library is already open, she tries to make the decision to close early enough to allow people to get home before the roads become too hazardous.
She tries to keep closings to a minimum, however, when in doubt she chooses safety over everything else. If you have any thoughts about how the library makes this decision, please contact Gloria – she’s happy to hear from you. Be aware that when the library has an unscheduled closing, fines are not accrued. We feel very strongly that we’re here to enhance your life, not give you more problems!
In the event that we have no power, the only notification that we’ll be able to post will be to WHUD Storm Center because that’s the only one we can do via a phone call. And, with no power, you won’t get a message when you call the library – the phone will ring with no answer.
We post unscheduled library closings in a number of places: