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3:42 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Cooling centers offer relief across Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Cities across the state are opening up cooling centers to help get residents out of the heat. The National Weather Service says it could get as hot as 93 degrees on Wedensday, 97 degrees on Thursday.

This list will grow as more municipalities open up cooling centers, but here's a list of centers that have been announced so far.

Cooling Centers Across Rhode Island

Cranston
Central Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arlington Reading Room
1064 Cranston Street
Wednesday 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - closed

Auburn Library
396 Pontiac Avenue
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - closed

Knightsville Library
1847 Cranston Street
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - closed

Oak Lawn Library
230 Wilbur Avenue
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - closed

William Hall Library
1825 Broad Street
12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cranston Department of Senior Services
1070 Cranston Street

Newport
Newport Public Library
300 Spring Street
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Providence
The Office of Neighborhood Services is helping residents find relief 421-2489.

Salvation Army Cooling Center
Dorrance Street in front of Providence City Hall
Thursday 12:00 - 3:00pm

Federal Hill House
9 Courtland Street
6:30am - 6:00 pm Silver Lake Annex Multi- Purpose Community Center
529 Plainfield Street
6:30am - 5:00pm

Joslin Community Development Corporation
231 Amherst Street
9:00am- 5:00pm

Nickerson Community Center
133 Delaine Street
9:00am - 5:00pm

Capitol Community Center
110 Ruggles Street
7:00am - 5:00pm

Davinci Center for Community Progress
470 Charles Street
8:30am -4:30pm

West End Community Center
109 Bucklin Street
9:00am - 5:30pm

Jewish Community Center
409 Elmgrove Avenue
Wednesday and Thursday 5am-9pm, Friday 5am-6pm

Library Branches
Fox Point Library
90 Ives Street
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant Library
315 Academy Avenue
Wednesday 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Olneyville Library
Olneyville Square
Wednesday 1:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Rochambeau Library
708 Hope Street
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 - 6:00 pm

South Providence Library
441 Prairie Avenue
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Wanskuck Library
233 Veazie Street
Wednesday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Washington Park Library
1316 Broad Street
Wednesday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Warwick
The Buttonwoods Community Center
3027 West Shore Road
Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Warwick Public Library Main Branch
600 Sandy Lane
Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. & Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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