Library branches will serve as cooling centers during Philly’s heat warning

    By now you’ve surely heard there’s an excessive heat warning in place for the next two days.

    For those who can’t find relief at home, the Free Library of Philadelphia will open 14 of its branches as cooling centers — air conditioned buildings where residents can stop in, hang out, read and use the Internet.

    Today and tomorrow, certain branches across the city will be open as cooling centers between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Those branches will extend their hours during the heat warning, which will be lifted 6 a.m. Friday.

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