Published on September 05, 2023

HARTFORD, CONN (September 5, 2023) – Today, the City of Hartford announced it will be opening cooling centers for residents beginning at noon Tuesday, September 5th, and ending at 8:00pm Thursday, September 7th, due to a forecasted heat wave.  The Hartford Fire Department will also be handing out water to residents throughout the city.

“Although September has arrived, the summer's hot weather is still with us. Once again, we will be opening our cooling centers at library branches throughout the city to help our residents stay safe and cool,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “We encourage all of our residents to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and check in on loved ones and neighbors who may be affected by the heat.”

Below is a list of cooling center locations and specific daily hours for each:

Albany Library
1250 Albany Ave.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Barbour Library
261 Barbour St.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Camp Field Library
30 Campfield Ave.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Center Church
60 Gold Street (Enter using the Lewis Street entrance)
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Dwight Library
7 New Park Ave.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

North End Senior Center
80 Coventry St.
Tuesday - Thursday: 1:00pm -5:00pm

Park Street Library @ the Lyric
603 Park St.
Tuesday - Thursday:9:00am - 6:00pm

Parker Memorial
2621 Main Street
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Pope Park Recreational Center
30 Pope Park Dr.
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

South End Senior Center
830 Maple Ave
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Governor Lamont has also activated the State of Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol, effective at 12:00pm Tuesday through 8:00pm Thursday.

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