Weather Closing Policy

Weather Closing Policy:

The Library will make every effort to open to the public as scheduled so long as conditions are safe to do so.  In general, the library will remain open unless Easthampton City Hall closes.  If City Hall will not open for the day because of inclement weather, then the library will remain closed for the day as well.

In the event that the library is forced to remain closed for the day or to close early, any items due that day will be granted additional time.

If the library must close early, all reasonable attempts will be made to contact the parents or guardians of children who are at the library at that time. For their safety, any children who are not picked up before the library closes will be taken to the Easthampton Police Department by a police officer.

The library will alert the public of its altered hours as soon as the decision has been made. In addition to posting signs on the building, the library will update its outgoing voicemail message, website and its Facebook page.  When possible, closings will be announced on both WWLP (channel 22) and WGGB (channel 40) television stations.


Approved: 6/7/2016