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All Orleans libraries will close today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 March 2014 at 12:00 am

With a travel advisory in effect and the snow coming down fast and furious, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina is taking an unusual step in closing at 2 p.m. today.

“We try to stay open but there are times when prudence must reign,” said Catherine Cooper, library director.

Lee-Whedon is usually open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Other libraries in Orleans County didn’t open today, including Hoag Library in Albion and Community Free Library in Holley. The Yates Community Library in Lyndonville is closed on Wednesdays.

Cooper said most of the libraries in the three-county NIOGA system are closed today.