Cooling centers open across Connecticut as temperatures soar to near 90

The Ferguson Library in Stamford is just one spot where people can head to cool off.

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2023, 10:41 AM

Updated 326 days ago

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Several communities across Connecticut are opening cooling centers Thursday in response to the hot and humid conditions.
The Ferguson Library in Stamford is just one spot where people can head to cool off.
Gov. Ned Lamont also activated the state's hot weather protocols Wednesday and local communities issued advisories with temperatures expected to be near 90.
Mayor Joe Ganim activated the City of Bridgeport's cooling center protocol. There are 15 splash pads throughout the city to provide recreation from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Officials urge people to be aware of signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat exhaustion includes dizziness, nausea or weakness. Experts say heat stroke is common in children because their bodies heat up more quickly than adults.
Here's a list of cooling centers:
BRIDGEPORT:
Senior Centers (Open only weekdays):
  • Black Rock Senior Center- 2676 Fairfield Avenue (8:00am-3:00pm)
  • North End Bethany Senior Center - 20 Thorme Street (8:00am-3:00pm)
Bridgeport Public Library Branches:
  • East Side Branch – 1174 East Main Street; Mon (10am – 6pm), Tue (12pm-8pm), Wed(12pm-8pm), Thu (10am-6pm), Fri (10am-5pm), Sat (10am-5pm), Sun Closed
  • Main Branch – 925 Broad Street; Mon & Tues (10am-6pm), Wed & Thurs(12p-8p), Fri& Sat (10a-5p). Sunday (Closed)
  • Black Rock Branch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue; Mon (10a-6p), Tues (12p-8p), Wed (10a-6p), Thurs (12p-8p), Fri & Sat (10a-5p). Sunday (Closed)
  • North Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue; Mon (10a-6p), Tues (12p-8p), Wed (10a-6p),Thursday (12p-8p), Fri & Sat (10a-5p). Sunday (Closed)
Other Cooling Centers:
  • Mount Aery Church (73 Frank Street)- Tuesday (7/19) & Wednesday (7/20) (10am-6pm)
GREENWICH:
Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave.
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Monday through Thursday
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Friday & Saturday
  • 1 – 5 p.m.: Sunday
Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich:
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Tuesday and Thursday.
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday. (Closed Sunday.)
Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave.
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Tuesday.· Noon – 8 p.m.: Thursday. (Closed Sunday.) Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob:
  • Noon – 8 p.m.: Monday
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Tuesday – Saturday. (Closed Sunday.)
Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road.
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Monday – Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Saturday
  • 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Sunday
Greenwich Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Place:· 24 hours
Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road:
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Weekdays (Closed Saturday and Sunday)
STAMFORD:
Residents can call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers throughout Connecticut. Cooling centers in Stamford include:
  • Lobby of the Stamford Government Center (888 Washington Boulevard) between 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Domus (87 Lockwood Avenue) on Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • New Covenant Center (174 Richmond Hill Avenue) on Monday – Saturday between 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Police Activities League (245 Selleck Street) on Monday – Friday between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Public access sites like the Ferguson Library branches
TRUMBULL:
Trumbull Public Library - 
  • Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 33 Quality Street
Fairchild Nichols Memorial Branch - 
  • Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 1718 Huntington Turnpike
Westfield Trumbull Mall - 
  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • 5065 Main Street
Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA - 
  • Monday – Thursday: 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 20 Trefoil Drive
NEWTOWN:
The Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills, MON thru FRI from 7 am to 5 pm, and later on nights with public meetings.
C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., MON - THU from 9:30 am to 8 pm. FRI & SAT 9:30 to 5 pm
Newtown Community Center, (203) 270-4349
BROOKFIELD:
Brookfield Public Library
  • 182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield
  • Phone: 203-775-6241
  • Hours:
  • Wednesday: 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Brookfield Senior Center
  • 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield
  • Phone: 203-775-5308
  • Hours: Wednesday: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
Brookfield YMCA
  • 2 Huckleberry Hill Road, Brookfield
  • Phone: 203-775-4444
  • Hours: Wednesday: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 5:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 5:30am-7:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am-4:00pm
STRATFORD:
Stratford Center Availability:
  • Birdseye Municipal Complex
  • 468 Birdseye Street
  • M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Stratford Library
  • 2203 Main Street
  • M-Thru 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • F-Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stratford YMCA
  • 3045 Main Street
  • M-Thru 5:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • F 5:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sun 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
NORWALK:
  • Norwalk Library- Main Branch (1 Belden Avenue) Thursday, 10 AM–8 PM
  • South Norwalk Branch (10 Washington Street) Thursday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
  • The Norwalk Police Department Community Room (1 Monroe Street) Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
MILFORD:
The Milford Library, 57 New Haven Avenue will be used as a cooling center during normal business hours (Wednesday & Thursday 10am-8:30 pm and Friday 1 pm-5 pm).
WINCHESTER:
Town of Winchester Cooling Centers
Town Hall Francis P. Hicks Room 2nd floor, 338 Main Street
  • Monday 8-4
  • Tuesday 8-4
  • Wednesday 8-4
  • Thursday 8-6
  • Friday 8-12 noon
Winsted Senior Center for those age 55 and older only, 80 Holabird Avenue
  • Monday 8-4
  • Tuesday 8-4
  • Wednesday 8-4
  • Thursday 8-4
  • Friday 8-4
Beardsley & Memorial Library, 40 Munro Place
  • Tues. 10-8
  • Wed. 10-6
  • Thurs.10-8
  • Fri. 10-6
  • Sat. 10-2
(Beardsley & Memorial Library does not have an air conditioning system)
Winsted Area Volunteer Ambulance Headquarters, 655 Main Street
  • Hours of operation to be determined based on availability of staffing
  • Local Businesses volunteering as cooling centers during their normal business hours.
  • Dunkin Donuts 3 Main Street 4:30AM-8PM
  • Dunkin Donuts 760 Main Street 5AM-7PM
  • Winsted News (The cigar Store) 418 Main Street 6:30AM-5PM
  • Kent Pizza 536 Main Street Closed Monday Tues-Sun 10:30AM-9:30PM
  • McDonald's Restaurant 15 Main Street Daily lobby hours 6AM-11PM
  • McGrane's on the Green 37 Park Place Mon-Thu 6:30AM-8:PM Fri-Sat 6:30AM-8:30PM Sun 6:30AM-2PM
  • Asa's Place 135 Main Street Daily 5AM-2PM
  • American Mural Project 90 Whiting Street Fri-Sat 10AM-5PM Sun 12PM-5PM
WESTPORT:
Westport Weston YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane
  • 5:30am – 9:00pm 7/5, 7/6, 7/7
  • Cooling Center and showers
MoCa Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm 7/6, 7/7
  • Free entry
Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm 7/5, 7/6, 7/7
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
  • 9:00am – 9:00pm 7/5, 7/6, 7/7
To find more information on additional cooling centers in your area call 211.


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