Providence officials announce cooling centers

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence city officials are reminding residents to take appropriate safety measures as the summer temperatures continue to climb.

On Monday, Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Borg announced the opening of several cooling shelters across the city.

In the event anyone needs to seek shelter from the heat, the following locations will be open as cooling centers:

  • Federal Hill House: 9 Courtland Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909. Phone: 421-4722. Hours of Operation: 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Silver Lake Annex Multi-Purpose Community Center:  529 Plainfield Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909. Phone: 944-8300. Hours of Operation: 6:30a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Joslin Community Development Corporation: 231 Amherst Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02909. Phone: 421-8062. Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Davinci Center for Community Progress: 470 Charles Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904. Phone: 272-7474. Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • West End Community Center: 109 Bucklin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907. Phone: 781-4242. Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Jewish Community Center: 409 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Phone: 861-8800. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents may also seek shelter at the following Providence Community Library branches:

  • Fox Point Library

    90 Ives Street

    Monday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Tuesday 1:00 – 8:00 pm

    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Mt. Pleasant Library

    315 Academy Avenue

    Monday & Tuesday 1:00 – 9:00 pm

    Wednesday 12:00 – 6:00 pm

    Thursday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

    Friday 12:00 – 6:00 pm

    Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Olneyville Library

    1 Olneyville Square

    Monday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

    Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Wednesday 1:00 – 8:00 pm

    Thursday & Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Rochambeau Library

    708 Hope Street

    Monday & Thursday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

    Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 pm

  • South Providence Library

    441 Prairie Avenue

    Monday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

    Tuesday 1:00 – 8:00 pm

    Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

  • Wanskuck Library

    233 Veazie Street

    Monday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

    Thursday 1:00 – 8:00 pm

    Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Washington Park Library

    1316 Broad Street

    Monday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

    Thursday 1:00 – 8:00 pm

Note:  All hours are subject to change

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