Inclement Weather/ Closing Policy

.."In case of extreme weather conditions, the Library will close early--or not open at all--if the Director and the Board President consider an early closing or full-day closing necessary for the safety of the Library staff."

    If you are not sure whether or not the Library is open, please telephone us at 201-391-5090.      

   We are currently unable to set an emergency closing notice for the telephone, so if you hear our regular off-hours message during a time when the Library is normally open or if the phone just rings and there is no answer, it means that we have closed due to hazardous weather conditions or other emergencies.

   Any closing will also be posted on the Library's Activity Calendar.  Just visit the Library's website at and click on the bar for "Activity Calendar."

   We will also email anyone on the Library's listserv.

   Weather-related and emergency closings are also posted on the BCCLS website at