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As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. The City has declared an Excessive Heat Warning beginning today and ending at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Daytime temperatures this week are expected to be in the mid to high 90s. In cooperation with the City, the Free Library of Philadelphia has designated 14 of its libraries as cooling centers that will have extended hours during excessive heat warnings. The Free Library locations listed below will be open for the following extended hours:

Monday, July 15, 2013:
Andorra: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Haddington: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.        
Katharine Drexel: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.              
Logan: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.                   
McPherson Square: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.         
South Philadelphia: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.         

Tuesday, July 16, 2013:
Falls of Schuylkill: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.                    
Frankford: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.          
Independence: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  
McPherson Square: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.        
Welsh Road: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.        
Wynnefield:5:00 - 8:00 p.m.    
Wyoming: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.           

Wednesday, July 17, 2013:
Andorra: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.           
Haddington: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.       
Katharine Drexel: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.              
Logan: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.                
McPherson Square: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.       
South Philadelphia: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.          

Thursday, July 18, 2013:
Blackwell Regional: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.           
Falls of Schuylkill: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.                     
Frankford: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.           
Independence: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
McPherson Square: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.      
Welsh Road: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.        
Wynnefield: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.            

Friday, July 19, 2013:
All of the above libraries will be open with their extended hours, except for Logan, Wynnefield, and Wyoming libraries.

Saturday, July 20, 2013:
Blackwell Regional: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


 

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