Warming centers opening across Connecticut

Warming centers are opening across Connecticut for those who would otherwise be left out in the cold.

(WTNH)–As the temperatures dip into the twenties and teens overnight, warming centers will be opening across Connecticut to help keep those in need out of the cold.

Warming centers have been opened in Bloomfield, Southington, Simsbury, Meriden, Ellington, and Middletown, and the list is expected to grow.

In Middletown, a warming center is available at the South Congregational Church on Pleasant Street.

Ellington’s has two warming centers available. One at the Ellington Senior Center on Maple Street that is open during the day, and the Hall Memorial Library is open until 8:00 p.m.

Meriden has three warming centers for people to get relief from the cold. The Meriden Senior Center is available until 4:30 p.m. The Meriden public library is open until 8:30 p.m., and the Westfield Meriden Square mall is available until 9:00 p.m.

In Bloomfield, the Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center, at 333 Park Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Also in Bloomfield, Prosser Library, at 1 Tunxis Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. McMahon Wintonbury Library, at 1015 Blue Hills Ave. in Bloomfield, is open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

The Simsbury public library on Hopemeadow Street is available until 8:30 p.m., while the senior center can warm people up until 4:30 p.m.

In Southington, the Calender House Senior Center on Pleasant Street is available until 4:00 p.m., while the library is available until 9:00 p.m.

For up-to-date information from the state on warming centers, please visit this link.

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