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Guide To Philadelphia, New Jersey Cooling Centers

May 30, 2013 9:20 AM

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(Credit: AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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With temperatures pushing through the 90s, it is important to stay hydrated and cool as often as possible.

Philadelphia and New Jersey, including Camden County, offer several locations for people to cool down. The heat can pose a major threat to the elderly, so be sure to check on older neighbors and relatives.

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

Cool off at any of the following Free Library of Philadelphia Regional and Branch Libraries during library hours:

Andorra Library
705 East Cathedral Road

Eastwick Library
2851 Island Avenue

Falls of Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Avenue

Frankford Library
4634 Frankford Avenue

Haddington Library
446 North 65th Street

Independence Library
18 S. 7th Street

Katharine Drexel Library
11099 Knights Road

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library
125 South 52nd Street

Logan Library
1333 Wagner Avenue

McPherson Square Library (note: currently closed due to electrical/AC issues)
601 East Indiana Avenue

South Philadelphia Library
1700 South Broad Street

Wyoming Library
231 East Wyoming Avenue

Wynnefield Library
5325 Overbrook Avenue

Welsh Road Library
9233 Roosevelt Boulevard

For a list of the Free Library’s cooling centers that have extended hours, click here.

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation operates six air-conditioned facilities throughout the city for senior citizens.

Martin Luther King Recreation Center and Older Adult Center
22nd and Cecil B. Moore
Philadelphia, Pa.
215-685-2715

Northeast O.A.C.
Maria Ramirez, Director
8101 Bustleton Avenue
215-685-0576

Juniata Park O.A.C.
Donna McKinney, Director
1251 E. Sedgley Ave. 19134.
215-685-1490,1

Mann O.A.C.
Brenda Collazo, Director
3201 N. 5th Street 19140
215-685-9844

West Oak Lane Senior Center
Sharlene Waller, Director
7210-18 Ogontz Avenue 19138
215-685-3513

South Philadelphia O.A.C.
Lynn Marshall, Director
10th & Dickinson Sts. 19147
215-685-1697

For a complete list of the city’s cooling centers, visit http://oem.readyphiladelphia.org/Map.

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CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J.

LOCATIONS IDENTIFIED AS COOLING CENTERS IN CAMDEN COUNTY
(Please check with your municipality for hours of operation)

AUDUBON BOROUGH

Senior Center, Oakland Avenue &  Oak Street (Next to the Library)

AUDUBON PARK BOROUGH

Municipal Hall, 20 Road C  — Phone:  547-5236

BARRINGTON BOROUGH

Senior Center, 229 Trenton Avenue

BELLMAWR BOROUGH

Bellmawr Community Center, 29 E. Browning Rd.,  – Phone:  856-933-2631

BERLIN BOROUGH

Berlin Inter-Community Ambulance — 8 Park Avenue  – Phone:  753-0808

BROOKLAWN BOROUGH

Community Center  -  Railroad Avenue

CAMDEN CITY

Angel Perez, 3060 Westfield Avenue
Cramer Hill Community Center, Reeves Avenue
Malandra Hall, New Jersey & Merrimac Road
Isabel Miller Community Center  — 8th & Carl Miller Blvd.
North Camden Community Center, 6th & Erie
Martin Luther King Community Center, 1151 Haddon Ave.
Morgan Village Community Center, Morgan Blvd.
Broadway Community Center, 713 Broadway

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP

Public Library, Kings Highway –  Phone:  667-0300
Community Center, 820 Mercer Street –  Phone:  488-7878
Cherry Hill Mall, Haddonfield Road

CHESILHURST BOROUGH

CLEMENTON BOROUGH

Clementon Library, 101 Gibbsboro Road –  Phone:  783-3233

COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH

Library, 771 Haddon Ave., – Phone:  858-0649
Senior Center, 30 Collings Avenue  — Phone  854-4440
Boro Hall, 678 Haddon Avenue, Municipal Court Room — Phone 854-0720
Fire House, 20 W. Collings Avenue

GIBBSBORO BOROUGH

Boro Hall, 49 Kirkwood Road — Phone 783-6655
Senior Center, Rt. 561 (Behind Ice Arena)

GLOUCESTER CITY

Gloucester City Fire Dept., 1 N. King Street –  Phone:  456-9400 or 456-2652

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

Hider Lane Senior Center, between Little Gloucester Road & Chews Landing Road
Boro Hall, Chews Landing Road –  Phone:  856-228-4000

HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH

Boro Hall, 625 Station Avenue, – Phone  547-7132
Haddon Heights Library, Station Avenue –  Phone:  547-7132

HADDON TOWNSHIP

Camden County Library, MacArthur Blvd.  — Phone:  854-2752
Father & Son Hall, Ormond Avenue

HADDONFIELD BOROUGH

Mabel Kay House, 24 Walnut Street (next to the Acme parking lot), Phone:  354-8789

HI NELLA BOROUGH

Boro Hall, 200 Wykagyl Road –  Phone:  784-6237

LAUREL SPRINGS BOROUGH

Boro Hall, 135 Broadway –  Phone:  784-0500

LAWNSIDE BOROUGH

Boro Hall, 4 East Douglas Avenue –  573-6200
Wayne Bryant Community Center, 323 E. Charleston Ave., – Phone:  547-2539

LINDENWOLD BOROUGH

Lindenwold Community Bldg., White Horse Pike

MAGNOLIA BOROUGH

Boro Hall, 438 W. Evesham Road – Phone:  783-1520

MERCHANTVILLE BOROUGH

Community Center, Somerset & Greenleigh Court

MOUNT  EPRHAIM BOROUGH

Boro Hall Court Room, 121 S.  Black Horse Pike – Phone:  931-1546

OAKLYN BOROUGH

Oaklyn Library, Manheim & Newton Avenue – Phone:  858-8226

Courthouse, 20 W. Clinton Avenue

PENNSAUKEN BOROUGH

Pennsauken Library, Route 130 and Merchantville Avenue,  Phone:  665-5959

PINE HILL BOROUGH

Pine Hill Senior Citizens Center, 131 E. 12th Avenue, Phone:  783-7425

Pine Hill Recreation Center, 45 West 7th Avenue

RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH

Runnmede Fire Hall, 26 East 2nd Avenue

Runnemede Senior Center, 3rd Avenue and Irish Hill Road

SOMERDALE BOROUGH

Somerdale Borough Hall, 105 Kennedy Blvd., – Phone:  783-6320

STRATFORD BOROUGH

Stratford Borough Hall, 307 Union Hall – Phone:  783-0600

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

Echelon Mall, Laurel Road

Voorhees Community Center (behind the police station)

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP

Senior Citizen Community Center, East Atlantic Ave.

Waterford Township Borough Hall, 2131 Auburn Ave., – Phone:  768-2300

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP

Winslow Township Municipal Building, 125 South Route 73, Braddock – Phone: (609) 567-0700

WOODLYNNE BOROUGH

Woodlynne Municipal Building, 200 Cooper Avenue – Phone:  962-8300

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NEW JERSEY

For a full list of cooling centers in New Jersey, vist: www.nj211.org.

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