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.
Cool off at any of the following Free Library of Philadelphia Regional and Branch Libraries during library hours:
705 East Cathedral Road
2851 Island Avenue
Falls of Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Avenue
4634 Frankford Avenue
446 North 65th Street
18 S. 7th Street
Katharine Drexel Library
11099 Knights Road
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library
125 South 52nd Street
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
231 East Wyoming Avenue
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
Maria Ramirez, Director
8101 Bustleton Avenue
Juniata Park O.A.C.
Donna McKinney, Director
1251 E. Sedgley Ave. 19134.
Brenda Collazo, Director
3201 N. 5th Street 19140
West Oak Lane Senior Center
Sharlene Waller, Director
7210-18 Ogontz Avenue 19138
South Philadelphia O.A.C.
Lynn Marshall, Director
10th & Dickinson Sts. 19147
For a complete list of the city’s cooling centers, visit http://oem.readyphiladelphia.org/Map.
CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J.
LOCATIONS IDENTIFIED AS COOLING CENTERS IN CAMDEN COUNTY
(Please check with your municipality for hours of operation)
Senior Center, Oakland Avenue & Oak Street (Next to the Library)
AUDUBON PARK BOROUGH
Municipal Hall, 20 Road C — Phone: 547-5236
Senior Center, 229 Trenton Avenue
Bellmawr Community Center, 29 E. Browning Rd., – Phone: 856-933-2631
Berlin Inter-Community Ambulance — 8 Park Avenue – Phone: 753-0808
Community Center - Railroad Avenue
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
Clementon Library, 101 Gibbsboro Road – Phone: 783-3233
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
Boro Hall, 49 Kirkwood Road — Phone 783-6655
Senior Center, Rt. 561 (Behind Ice Arena)
Gloucester City Fire Dept., 1 N. King Street – Phone: 456-9400 or 456-2652
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
Camden County Library, MacArthur Blvd. — Phone: 854-2752
Father & Son Hall, Ormond Avenue
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
Boro Hall, 4 East Douglas Avenue – 573-6200
Wayne Bryant Community Center, 323 E. Charleston Ave., – Phone: 547-2539
Lindenwold Community Bldg., White Horse Pike
Boro Hall, 438 W. Evesham Road – Phone: 783-1520
Community Center, Somerset & Greenleigh Court
MOUNT EPRHAIM BOROUGH
Boro Hall Court Room, 121 S. Black Horse Pike – Phone: 931-1546
Oaklyn Library, Manheim & Newton Avenue – Phone: 858-8226
Courthouse, 20 W. Clinton Avenue
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
Runnmede Fire Hall, 26 East 2nd Avenue
Runnemede Senior Center, 3rd Avenue and Irish Hill Road
Somerdale Borough Hall, 105 Kennedy Blvd., – Phone: 783-6320
Stratford Borough Hall, 307 Union Hall – Phone: 783-0600
Echelon Mall, Laurel Road
Voorhees Community Center (behind the police station)
Senior Citizen Community Center, East Atlantic Ave.
Waterford Township Borough Hall, 2131 Auburn Ave., – Phone: 768-2300
Winslow Township Municipal Building, 125 South Route 73, Braddock – Phone: (609) 567-0700
Woodlynne Municipal Building, 200 Cooper Avenue – Phone: 962-8300
For a full list of cooling centers in New Jersey, vist: www.nj211.org.