The Perry County Public Library System will make every reasonable effort to open its facilities to the public as scheduled, consistent with safe access for library staff and the public.
1. To provide for the safe operations of the library for the staff and the public.
2. To establish effective communications to the staff and the public.
1. Inclement weather includes, but is not limited to, snow, ice, flooding, strong winds.
2. Emergencies include natural disasters, power failure, and lack of heating/cooling/plumbing.
When the Perry County Public Schools are closed due to hazardous traveling conditions, so are the public libraries. This also includes early closure and delayed opening of the public schools, consistent with safe access for library staff and the public.
During times when schools are not in session, the authority to close or alter the operating schedule of an individual facility rests with the facility manager in consultation with the Library Director. Safe access for library staff and the public is the primary concern.
Library patrons already in the facility will be notified immediately when schedule changes are decided. Library staff will make every reasonable effort to notify the general public when the library schedule is changed due to inclement weather conditions/emergencies. The automated telephone answering equipment will be adjusted to indicate schedule changes.