For those feeling cooped up in this winter weather there’s a place of escape.
The Muskingum County Library System said during snow days they see an influx of patrons into their buildings. Most are families looking for entertainment in the form of DVDs or kids taking time to place with the puzzles. They’re also borrowing books.
"We get messages and have conversations from superintendents and teachers that it’s really important during these periods where there’s been prolonged periods where students aren’t in school that they read and that they have materials to read," said Associate Director Blair Tom.
Although the John McIntire Library is opening at noon Wednesday, Tom said they won’t close unless it’s a level three because they know their services are essential.
"We see that as a really important community resource. If people do not feel safe being out we will wave fines if they’re unable to come into the library due to weather conditions," said Tom.
If you find yourself snowed in Tom said to check out the virtual library on their website. There you can download books to your e-reader or music.