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(July 15, 2013) With temperatures expected to be in the mid to high 90's this week, City officials have ordered the opening of four cooling centers in the City of Hartford. These hours are accurate Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19, and may continue into next week. Members of the Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Unit will distribute water bottles on site. An air quality alert is also in effect for the Hartford area due to high levels of ozone. Residents are encouraged to take proper precautions and stay out of the heat if possible.

Hartford Cooling Centers:

  • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, 8:30am-4:30pm

The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors. Below are hours of operation:

  • Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street, 10:00AM to 8:00PM
  • Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Park Branch, 744 Park Street, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • SANDS/Ropkins, 1750 Main Street, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue, 12:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Blue Hills Branch, 649 Blue Hills Avenue, 12:30PM to 7:30PM

For more helpful tips on staying cool during the excessive heat: http://www.hartford.gov/pressroom/934-mayor-segarra-reminds-hartford-residents-to-take-precautions-during-the-excessive-heat


For Immediate Release: July 15, 2013

Contact: Nicole Hawley, Health and Human Services

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p. 860-757-4728

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM