Cooling centers open across Connecticut with near-record temps expected

Cooling centers across Connecticut are opening today as the state braces for a summer scorcher with near-record temperatures.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Connecticut starting Thursday at 11 a.m. and ending Friday at 9 p.m.
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Jonathan Cubit says there will be near-record high temperatures through the end of the week. Watch his full forecast below:
Health experts say stay in air-conditioned buildings, avoid direct sunlight, wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, take cool showers or baths, and check on those who are most at-risk.
Gov. Ned Lamont has also implemented Connecticut's extreme hot weather protocol to be activated effective from 8 a.m. on Wednesday through 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Residents can call 211 for a complete list of cooling centers across the state.
Here's a list of cooling centers:
Bridgeport
  • Senior Centers (Open weekdays only)
  • Black Rock Senior Center – 2676 Fairfield Avenue, (8:00am- 3:00pm)
  • East Side Senior Center – 268 Putnam Street (8:00am- 3:00pm)
  • Eisenhower Senior Center – 307 Golden Hill Street, (8:00am-3:00pm)
  • North End Bethany Senior Center – 20 Thorme Street, (8:00am- 3:00pm)
GBT Station
  • 710 Water Street, Mon- Fri (9:00am- 9:00pm)
Bridgeport Public Library Branches
  • Main Branch – 925 Broad Street, Mon & Tues (10:00am- 6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm). Sunday (Closed).
  • Black Rock Branch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Mon & Wed (10:00am- 6:00pm), Tues & Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm). Sunday (Closed).
  • Newfield Branch – 755 Central Avenue, Mon & Tues (10:00am- 6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm). Sunday (Closed).
  • North Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue, Mon & Wed (10:00am- 6:00pm), Tues & Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am- 5:00pm) Sunday (Closed).
  • East Side Branch – 1174 East Main Street, Mon (10:00am- 6:00pm), Tues (12:00pm- 8:00pm) Wed (12:00pm- 8:00pm) Thurs (10:00am- 6:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am -5:00pm) Sunday (Closed).
Danbury
  • Click here for a list of cooling centers.
Fairfield
The lobby of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities
  • 100 Mona Terrace
  • Open Mon-Fri from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • 100 Reef Road
  • Open 24/7
Lobby of Sullivan Independence Hall
  • 725 Old Post Road
  • Open Mon - Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Fairfield Public Libraries during business hours:
  • Main Library - 1080 Old Post Road:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat -12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Closed on Sundays
Woods Branch – 1147 Fairfield Woods Road:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Closed on Sundays
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 & 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)
New Milford
  • Senior Center, only open to seniors, 8:30 a.m. thru Friday
  • New Milford Public Library, 10:00 a.m. thru Friday
Stamford
  • 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
  • Building One Community (417 Shippan Avenue, 1st Floor) on Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Public access sites like the Ferguson Library branches
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-Thurs 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, F-Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Stratford YMCA, 3045 Main Street, M-Thurs 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 
Westport
Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue
  • Mon- Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Closed on Sat & Sun
MoCa Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike
  • Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
  • Tues – Thurs 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Fri – Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Westport Weston Family YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane
  • Tues – Fri 5:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sat-Sun 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture, 25 Avery Place
  • Tues – Sat 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed on Sun & Mon