Local Cooling Centers

The Governor’s Office has activated the hot weather protocol starting today (7/26) through Sunday. For more information call 211.

Here are some local cooling centers that welcome those looking for relief from the heat. 

East Hartford:

The East Hartford Public Safety Complex Lobby at 31 School Street is open 24/7.

East Hartford Public Library at 840 Main Street is open Monday and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday- Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM and Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Wickham Library at 656 Burnside Avenue, is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10 AM -5 PM; Tuesday-Thursdays 1-8 PM.

East Hartford Senior Center, 15 Milbrook Drive is 8:30 to 4:30 PM.

Community Cultural Center at 50 Chapman Place, is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

*Note: No special staff or services will be offered at any of these cooling locations.


Weiss Center (479 Main St.) | Open Monday thru Friday 8AM – 4:30PM

Senior Center (549 Middle Turnpike E) | Open Monday thru Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Mary Cheney Library(586 Main St.) | Open Monday thru Thursday 9AM – 9PM, Friday & Saturday 9AM-5PM

Whiton Branch Library (100N Main St.) | Open Monday thru Thursday 10AM – 8:30PM, Friday 9AM- 5PM

Manchester Police Department Lobby is available 24/7 as a cooling area for residents.


The Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT is air conditioned and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Vernon Senior Center members can go to the Vernon Senior Center at Bolton Road. It is open to members 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.