Cooling Centers Open

People Using Cooling Centers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Libraries across Springfield opened their doors, and air conditioning, to people wanting to avoid the heat outside and cool off with some education.

The mayor opened nine library branches (Brightwood, East Springfield, Mason Square, East Forest, Pine Point, Forest Park, Liberty St., Indian Orchard and Sixteen Acres) along with the Pine Point Senior Center to local residents as temperatures soared.

Librarian manager Maeleah Carlisle said, “Our air conditioning is working so people can come here and cool off. We do have a water fountain and we can provide cups for water. It’s just so hot out there so I’m glad we’re able to provide a space where it’s cool.”