Much of the country had snowy and blizzard conditions recently. Lots of libraries closed. So begins the ever popular debate, whether to close or stay open. Personally, I think it is a hard call. I don’t think libraries should necessarily close because the schools do. But I do think maybe you should if they are advising no travel. On the other hand, I am also a firm believer in “libraries as an essential service,” which may mean serving as a shelter for folks in a snow emergency.
A library in Connecticut regrets their “essential service” status, in the light of the recent blizzard. What do you think?