At the discretion of the Library Director, or staff in charge, the library may close early or delay opening, or be closed all day due to inclement weather or other emergency situation. The decision will be made on a case-by-case basis. Notifications of closure will be sent to the Village of Balsam Lake Clerk, the library Facebook page and website. When possible, signs will be posted on the municipal building and library door and the phone message will be updated.
▪The safety of library staff and patrons is of utmost importance.
▪Weather alerts and road condition reports factor into weather related closing decisions.
▪National Weather Service, school closing announcements, along with local, county and state government emergency management officials will be considered.
▪Emergency snow closing is a judgment call and common sense prevails.
▪In case of a tornado warning, staff will instruct patrons to go to an inside room.
In non-weather related instances the safety of staff and patrons becomes the deciding factor.
Adopted 9/22/2014; Reviewed 4/24/2017