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Temps Are Rising, Find Your Local Cooling Shelter

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    NEWSLETTERS

    With summer here, it's important to know the dangers of high temperatures. Heat stroke can be dangerous. Here are some ways you can identify heat stroke and what you should do when you see some of its symptoms. (Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

    Temperatures have been rising and the Philadelphia area is in one of its many heat waves of the season as temps feel like triple digits Thursday and Friday.

    It's important to abide by extreme heat tips during this time. One of the main tips is to be in a cool area.

    The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and City of Philadelphia launched its Heatline for people needing help: 215-765-9040. You can always check with your local community center to see if there are any public places to cool off. Remember, libraries, indoor malls and movie theaters are a great way to get out of the heat.

    Here are some cooling shelters in your neighborhood.

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    Berks County

    • Berks Encore Reading Center -- 40 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601
    • Casa de la Amistad -- 501 Washington St, 2nd Floor, Reading, PA 19601
    • Family First Resource Center -- 416 S 7th St, Reading, PA 19602
    • The Center at Spring Street -- 200 Spring St, Boyertown, PA 19512

    Bucks County

    • Ben Wilson Senior Center -- 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster, PA 18974
    • Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center -- 301 Wood Street, Bristol, PA 19007
    • Bristol Township Senior Center -- 2501 Bath Rd., Bristol, PA 19007
    • Pennridge Senior Center -- 146 E. Main St., Silverdale, PA 18944

    Camden County

    • Charles “Poppy” Sharp Community Center -- 713-715 Broadway
    • Cramer Hill Community Center -- 1035 Reeves Avenue
    • Isabel Miller Community Center -- 8th Street and Carl Miller Boulevard
    • Malandra Hall Community Center -- New Jersey and Merrimac Roads
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center -- 1151 Haddon Avenue
    • North Camden Community Center -- 6th Street and Erie Street

    Delaware County

    • Chester Senior Center -- 721 Hayes Street, Chester, PA 19013
    • Upper Darby Senior Center -- 326 Watkins Avenue, Upper Darby, PA 19082
    • Wayne Senior Center -- 108 Station Road, Wayne, PA 19087
    Lehigh County
    • Lehigh County Senior Center -- 1633 Elm St. in Allentown

    Mercer County: Libraries

    • Ewing -- 61 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
    • Hickory Corner -- 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
    • Hightstown -- 114 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520
    • Hollowbrook -- 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Trenton, NJ 08638
    • Hopewell -- 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
    • Lawrence -- 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
    • Robbinsville -- 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
    • Twin Rivers  -- 276 Abbington Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
    • West Windsor -- 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

    Montgomery County: "Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

    • Libraries
    • Malls
    • Most Senior Adult Actrivity Centers (SAACs) are air conditioned

    Philadelphia

    • Andorra Branch -- 705 E Cathedral Rd.
    • Blanche Nixon/Cobbs Creek Branch -- 5800 Cobbs Creek Pkwy
    • Bushrod Branch -- 6304 Castor Ave.
    • Bustleton Branch -- 10199 Bustleton Ave.
    • Cecil B Moore Branch -- 2320 Cicil B Moore Ave.
    • Central Library -- 1901 Vine St.
    • Charles Santore Branch -- 932 S 7th St.
    • Chestnut Hill Branch -- 8711 Germantown Ave.
    • David Cohen Ogontz Branch -- 6017 Ogontz Ave.
    • Falls of Schuylkill Branch -- 3501 Midvale Ave.
    • Feltonville Recreation Center
    • Fishtown (Lederer) Recreation Center -- E. Montgomery & Girard
    • Fox Chase Branch -- 501 Rhawn St.
    • Frankford Branch -- 4634 Frankford Ave.
    • Fumo Family Branch -- 2437 S Broad St.
    • Greater Olney Branch -- 5501 N 5th St.
    • Haddington Branch -- 446 N 65th St.
    • Haverford Branch -- 5543 Haverford Ave.
    • Holmesburg Branch -- 7810 Frankford Ave.
    • Independence Branch -- 18 S 7th St.
    • Joseph Coleman Northwest Regional Library -- 68 W Chelten Ave.
    • Katharine Drexel Branch -- 11099 Knights Road
    • Kensington Branch -- 104 W Daughin St.
    • Kingessing Branch -- 1201 S 51st St.
    • Lawncrest Branch -- 6098 Rising Sun Ave.
    • Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped -- 919 Walnut St.
    • Lilllian Marrero Branch -- 601 W Lehigh Ave.
    • Logan Branch -- 1333 Wagner Ave.
    • Lovett Branch -- 6945 Germantown Ave.
    • Lucien Blackwell West Phila Regional Library -- 125 S 52nd St.
    • McPherson Square Branch -- 601 E Indiana Ave.
    • Nicetown/Tioga Branch -- 3720 N Broad St.
    • Northeast Regional Library -- 2228 Cottman Ave.
    • Oak Lane Branch -- 6614 N 12th St.
    • Philadelphia City Institute -- 1905 Locust St.
    • Queen Memorial Library -- 1201 S 23rd St.
    • Ramonita De Rodriguez Branch -- 600 W Girard Ave.
    • Richmond Branch -- 2987 Almond St.
    • Roxborough Branch -- 6245 Ridge Ave.
    • South Philadelphia Branch -- 1700 S Broad St.
    • Tacony Branch -- 6742 Torresdale Ave.
    • Tacony Library and Arts Building - 6918 Torresdale Ave.
    • Thomas Donatucci Branch -- 1935 Shunk St.
    • Torresdale Branch -- 3079 Holme Ave.
    • Wadsworth Branch -- 1500 Wadsworth Ave.
    • Walnut Street West Branch -- 201 S 40th St.
    • Welsh Road Branch -- 9233 Roosevelt Blvd
    • West Oak Lane Branch -- 200 Washington Lane
    • Whitman Branch -- 200 Snyder Ave.
    • Widener Branch -- 2808 W Lehigh Ave.
    • Wright Recreation Center -- 3320-50 Haverford Ave.
    • Wynnefield Branch -- 5325 Overbrook Ave.
    New Castle County, Delaware
    • Garfield Park Recreation Center -- 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle
    • Garfield Park Library -- 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle
    • Hockessin Recreation Center -- 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin
    • Appoquinimink Library -- 651 North Broad St., Middletown
    • Bear Library -- 101 Governor's Place, Bear 19071
    • Claymont Library -- 400 Lenape Way, Claymont 19703
    • Elsmere Library -- 30 Spruce Ave., Wilmington 19805
    • Kirkwood Library -- 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington 
    • Woodlawn Library -- 2020 West Ninth St., Wilmington 19805
    Sussex County
    • County Admin Building -- 2 The Circle, Georgetown, DE
    • South Coastal Library -- 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach DE
    • Milton Library -- 121 Union Street