Stay Cool at the Library

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When it's hot out there... come in here! Your local library branch offers air-conditioned comfort—and there's always plenty to do, too.

When Halton Region issues a heat warning, all open library branches are official cooling centres, and pets may come inside with their owners to cool off. You may be asked to stay in a designated area with your pet for the well-being of all library visitors.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions could pose a serious risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Never ignore symptoms! Seek shade, drink water, and get medical help right away if you or someone you know has rapid breathing, weakness or fainting, a headache, or confusion.