Trying to beat the heat? Head on down to your local library.
Emergency Services Director Cheryl Hoggard of American Red Cross in the Finger Lakes said local libraries have agreed to serve as cooling centers during the current heat wave.
“ People can go to their local libraries during regular business hours and find a place to relax, cool off, and receive a cool drink,” Hoggard said.
Participating libraries include:
Seneca County Libraries Hours
Edith B. Ford Memorial Library Of Ovid, NY M/F 9-5, Tues/W 11-8/Sat 10-2
Seneca Falls Library – Seneca Falls, NY M-Fri. 10-8/Sat 10-5
Waterloo Library And Historical Society – Waterloo, NY M/W10-7,Thurs/Fri 10-5
Interlaken Public Library – Interlaken, NY M 9-12, 5:30-7, Tues/Thurs 1-5,7-8:30, W/Sat 9-12
Lodi Whittier Library – Lodi, NY - M/Thurs 1-6, Tues/Sat 9-12, W 4-8
Eastern Ontario County Libraries
Geneva Public Library – Geneva, NY W/Thurs 9-7, Fri 9-6
Clifton Springs Library – Clifton Sprs., NY Wed 10-5, Thurs 12-8, Fri. 10-5
Gorham Free Library – Gorham, NY Thurs 2-8, Fri 9-5
Phelps Community Memorial Library W 1-8, Thurs 10-8pm, Fri 1-5pm, Sat 10-2
People should be careful to remain hydrated and stay in cool places, added Lynne Tyler, Executive Director, American Red Cross in the Finger Lakes.
If you can’t get to your local library, many retail stores and office buildings have air conditioning, she said.