Yes, the Cobb County Public Library System is open this very cold day!
Several CCPLS staff members bundled up for the outside work involved in keeping the libraries functioning normally under chilly conditions. The temperature was in the lower single digits as the Cobb libraries’ team of couriers started their rounds before sunrise Tuesday morning. As library staff members gathered items from the book drops outside Cobb libraries before opening for the day, the temperature reportedly was still below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The bitter cold prompted the closing of the Cobb County and Marietta school districts for students, as well as other schools in North Georgia.
Library Courier Herbert Kellingond Jr. started his work day at 7 a.m., with the temperature just a few degrees above zero and wind chills in the sub-zero range. Couriers collect and distribute items at the Library System’s 16 branches. As he unloaded containers for processing just after 9 a.m. at Switzer Library in Marietta, Kellingond worked as the temperature reportedly was 5 degrees Fahrenheit.