Cancellation of Children’s Events Due to Bad Weather
For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.
Closings Due to Bad Weather and Other Emergencies
The decisions not to open the Library (because of weather or other issues), delayed openings, and early closures during the workweek are declared by the County Manager as part of County operations during morning and afternoon hours. Such decisions are made by the Library Director during evenings and weekends, in consultation with the Department of Parks and Recreation for weather situations.
In the event of a weather-delayed County opening during the workweek, library branch locations scheduled to open in the morning will open two hours later than regularly scheduled if the County is on a traditional two-hour delay. Branches scheduled to open in the afternoon would not be affected by a delay as safety and maintenance issues should have been resolved during the morning.
Decisions not to open Library locations for the day, delayed openings and early closings are publicized through the Library website and social media. Decisions affecting Countywide operations including the Library are publicized through local news media and County web and social media vehicles.