Library Operating Policy


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The library will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day (January 1)
Labor Day
Good Friday
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Memorial Day
Independence Day

The Library will close early on the following holidays:

Thanksgiving Eve - closed at 4:00 p.m.
New Year's Eve - closed at 4:00 p.m.

Emergency Closing

During inclement weather or other emergency situations the library makes a concerted effort to provide service to the public. However, the Director has the authority to close the library at any time in the interest of safety for or service to patrons or staff. Information should be received from the City of Kendallville, Town Hall of Rome City, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, National Weather Service, power or water companies, or local media prior to making a decision to close.

In the event of inclement weather, all library facilities will close when a "watch" or "warning" local travel advisory has been issued by the City of Kendallville, Town of Rome City or by the Noble County Commissioners. The library facilities will be closed until noon when an "advisory" level has been issued. The definitions of "watch", "warning", and "advisory" are provided by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and can be found here.

In any event of the library closing, the news media will be contacted immediately and the closing will be announced on WAWK 1140 AM and 95.5 FM. Other local media generally used for closing information are: WPTA-TV, WKJG-TV, WANE-TV, and, if possible, the library website and social media sites.


Terrorist Attack

In the case of a terrorist attack within Noble County or any of the adjacent counties (DeKalb, LaGrange, Allen, Whitley, Elkhart, Kosciusko, and Steuben) the library will close and staff will be sent home.


Program Cancellations
All library programs will be cancelled if the East Noble School Corporation cancels school because of weather conditions. If ENSC classes are delayed due to weather conditions, all morning programs are cancelled. IF ENSC after school programs or sporting events are cancelled because of weather conditions, all evening library programs are cancelled.