If Paola public schools are closed due to snow or ice, then Paola Free Library will most likely close as well. Otherwise, the library director will determine whether or not to close based on whether an adequate amount of staff can travel safely to the library. Evening supervisors may also deem road conditions dangerous enough to close early on short notice, with permission from the director or assistant director. The director shall inform the board chairperson if ever the library closes unexpectedly and library staff will make every effort to inform the public.
If Paola public schools are closed due to severe cold only, then Paola Free Library will remain open during its normal business hours as we are a designated warming center.