Inclement Weather Policy For The Public
Martinsville and Henry County:
If the Martinsville City schools close, these branches will also close: Bassett, Bassett Historical Center, Collinsville, Martinsville, and Ridgeway. A message will be placed on local television and radio stations. The message on the answering machine at the Martinsville branch will indicate the libraries are closed. That number is 276-403-5430.
However, after assessing the road and library parking lot conditions, the director may decide these branches can open. Messages will be posted regarding the open status on the Martinsville answering machine and local television and radio stations.
If there is a delay in opening the city schools, the libraries will open at their regular times. Early closing of the libraries due to bad weather will be determined by the director and branch managers. Early closing will be announce in the library and posted on the library doors.
If the Patrick County schools close, the Patrick County library will also be closed. An announcement will be placed on the local radio station. If the branch manager determines the library can open even though the public schools are closed, he/she will place an announcement on the local radio station. Early closing due to bad weather will be determined by the branch manager and will be posted on the library door.
PLEASE LISTEN TO THE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS AND CALL AHEAD WHEN IN DOUBT.