Seven Free Library Locations to Serve as Cooling Centers During Heat Health Emergency

By Jenn D. RSS Mon, June 28, 2021

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency beginning at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29. It will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, or longer if conditions merit an extension. Seven neighborhood library locations will serve as designated cooling centers with extended evening hours.

At these libraries, residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Below are the neighborhood library locations that will serve as cooling centers, along with their extended hours: 


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Hi please hold my items at Whitman Library, I would like to pick them up at Whitman Library. Thank you!
HUATING ZHENG - WHITMAN LIBRARY
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Greetings HUATING ZHENG, Your holds will be moved to Whitman Library tomorrow, Wednesday, afternoon. Stay cool!
Administrator - Philadelphia
Tuesday, June 29, 2021