Fourteen Free Library Locations Named Official Cooling Centers

By Alix G. RSS Tue, June 19, 2012

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. The City has declared an Excessive Heat Warning beginning at noon on Wednesday, June 20, and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 22. Daytime temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be in the high 90s and may exceed 100 by Thursday. In cooperation with the City, the Free Library has designated 14 agencies as cooling centers that will have extended hours during excessive heat warnings. The Free Library locations listed below will be open for the following extended hours:

Wednesday, June 20:
Haddington: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
McPherson Square: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Andorra: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Katharine Drexel: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Logan: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
South Philadelphia: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 21:
Frankford: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
McPherson Square: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Eastwick: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Falls of Schuylkill: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Independence: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Welsh Road: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wynnefield: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wyoming: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


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