Cooling Centers Open at Select Neighborhood Libraries Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 During the Heat Wave

By Administrator Wed, July 17, 2019

Updated July, 18, 2019 1:14 PM

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency through Sunday evening, July 21.

Free Library locations will serve as 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 following Free Library locations are cooling centers and will be open for extended hours Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19:
 

Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library | 68 W. Chelten Avenue

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
     

Blanche A. Nixon Cobbs Creek Library | 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
     

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library | 125 S. 52nd Street

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
     

Widener Library | 2808 W. Lehigh Avenue

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
     

Fumo Family Library | 2437 S. Broad Street

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
     

Haddington Library | 446 N. 65th Street

  • Thursday, July 18: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
     

Oak Lane Library | 6614 N.12th Street

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
     

Logan Library | 1333 Wagner Avenue

  • Thursday, July 18: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
     

Frankford Library | 4634 Frankford Avenue

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
     

Lillian Marrero Library | 601 W. Lehigh Avenue

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
     

Fox Chase Library | 501 Rhawn Street

  • Thursday, July 18: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Paschalville Library | 6942 Woodland Avenue

  • Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Get Out of the Heat and Stay Cool at Your Neighborhood Library!
Get Out of the Heat and Stay Cool at Your Neighborhood Library!

Comments

I really love visiting the library. I'm have a limited income and don't have the funds to go to the shore this year, so I really appreciate the Cooling Centers during the heat wave. All I can say is thank you so much!
Robyn White - Germantown Wed, July 17, 2019
This is a great service, and I would really like to utilize this. However, why is it that the entire Northeast only has two branches available -- Frankford and Fox Chase? If you live anywhere in between those branches, there is no where in the neighborhood to go!
Sarah - Northeast Philadelphia Wed, July 17, 2019
I am delighted that libraries will be used as cooling centers and have extended hours during this incredible heat wave. This is just the latest example of how valuable are as full-service institutions and merely as places where books are stored and displayed.
Judge Mark B. Cohen - Fox Chase Wed, July 17, 2019
Thank you so much for these extended hours; I think you are really saving lives. I commend the City and the library staff and board for your awareness of how much this is needed.
Bonnie H. Zetick - Fox Chase Thu, July 18, 2019
Hey Sarah, there are other libraries in the Northeast! I frequent Bustleton, Katharine Drexel and Welsh Rd.
Rachel - Somerton Thu, July 18, 2019
Neither Wyoming Branch (Feltonville) or Greater Olney are designated "Cooling Centers"., but, I'm not surprised. Resources, and, or staffing are never allocated here. But, I guess if yopu can drive an air conditioned car to either 28th and Lehigh or Logan, you're good to go!
Rev. Brother Michael, OSL - Feltonville-Olney Thu, July 18, 2019
Yes, Ms. Rachel, but not for the Cooling Center. Only other branch that is open is Northeast for Saturdays and Sundays and not until 7 pm.
Sarah - Northeast Philadelphia Sat, July 20, 2019

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