Cooling centers open around Connecticut during heat wave

(WTNH) — With the third heat wave of the year upon us, it’s important to stay hydrated and take breaks from being out in the sun.

We’ve compiled a list of open cooling centers so you can find the one closest to you:

Bloomfield

  • The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center; Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Prosser Library – 1 Tunxis Avenue; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • McMahon Wintonbury Library – 1015 Blue Hills Avenue; 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hamden

Operating hours for all locations are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

  • Government Center – 2750 Dixwell Avenue
  • Miller Library Complex – 2901 Dixwell Avenue; 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Whitneyville Library – 125 Carleton Street
  • Community Branch Library – 91 Circular Avenue
  • Keefe Community Center – 11 Pine Street
  • Police Department – 2900 Dixwell Avenue (24 hour access)
  • Fire Station 2 – 71 Circular Avenue
  • Fire Station 3 – 441 Hartford Turnpike
  • Fire Station 4 – 2372 Whitney Avenue
  • Fire Station 5 – 2993 Whitney Avenue
  • Fire Station 9 – 245 Johnson Road

New Haven

Cooling centers for senior citizens (open until 4:00 p.m.):

  • Atwater Senior Center – 26 Atwater Street
  • Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center – 255 Goffe Street
  • East Shore Senior Center – 411 Townsend Avenue

Cooling centers for the general public:

  • New Haven Free Public Library Main Branch – 133 Elm Street; Thurs 10 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Fair Haven Branch Library – 182 Grand Avenue; Thurs 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Mitchell Branch Library – 37 Harrison Street; Thurs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library – 303 Washington Avenue; Thurs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

City of New Haven pools will be open to the general public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Career High School – 140 Legion Avenue
  • Wilbur Cross High School – 181 Mitchell Drive
  • Hillhouse High School – 480 Sherman Pkwy
  • John Martinez School – 100 James Street

New London

  • The Senior Citizen Center – 120 Broad Street (Martin Center); Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m

Simsbury

  • Simsbury Public Library – 725 Hopmeadow Street (Lower Level Entrance); Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
  • Eno Memorial Hall – 754 Hopmeadow Street; Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Stamford

  • Stamford Government Center – 888 Washington Blvd (1st Floor Lobby); until 9:00 p.m. daily, also Saturday, Sunday

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