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Philadelphia And South Jersey Cooling Centers

July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

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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

Blanche Nixon/Cobbs Creek
5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway

Bushrod Branch
6304 Castor Ave

Bustleton Branch
10199 Bustleton Ave

Cecil B Moore Branch
2320 Cecil B Moore Ave

Central Library
1901 Vine St

Charles Durham Branch
3320 Haverford Ave

Charles Santore Branch
932 S 7th Street

Chestnut Hill Branch
8711 Germantown Ave

David Cohen Ogontz Branch
6017 Ogontz Ave

Eastwick Library
2851 Island Avenue

Falls of Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Avenue

Fishtown Community Branch
1217 E Montgomery Ave

Fox Chase Branch
501 Rhawn St

Frankford Branch
4634 Frankford Ave

Fumo Family Branch
2437 S Broad St

Greater Olney Branch
5501 N 5th St

Haddington Library
446 North 65th Street

Haverford Branch
5543 Haverford Ave

Holmesburg Branch
7810 Frankford Ave

Independence Library
18 S. 7th Street

Joseph Coleman Northwest Regional Library

68 W Chelten Ave

Katharine Drexel Library
11099 Knights Road

Kensington Branch
104 W Dauphin St

Kingsessing Branch
1201 S 51st St

Lawncrest Branch
6098 Rising Sun Ave

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
919 Walnut St

Lillian Marrero Branch
601 W Lehigh Ave

Logan Branch
1333 Wagner Ave

Lovett Branch
6945 Germantown Ave

Lucien Blackwell West Phila Regional Library
125 S 52nd St

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

Nicetown/Tioga Branch
3720 N Broad St

Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Ave

Oak Lane Branch
6614 N 12th St

Overbrook Park Branch
7422 Haverford Ave

Paschalville Branch
6942 Woodland Ave

Philadelphia City Institute
1905 Locust St

Queen Memorial Library
1201 S 23rd St

Ramonita De Rodriguez Branch
600 W Girard Ave

Richmond Branch
2987 Almond St

Roxborough Branch
6245 Ridge Ave

South Philadelphia Library
1700 South Broad Street

Tacony Branch
6742 Torresdale Ave

Thomas Donatucci Branch
1935 Shunk St

Torresdale Branch
3079 Holme Ave

Wadsworth Branch
1500 Wadsworth Ave

Walnut Street West Branch
201 S 40th St

Welsh Road Branch
9233 Roosevelt Blvd

West Oak Lane Branch
2000 Washington Ln

Whitman Branch
200 Snyder Ave

Widener Branch
2808 W Lehigh Ave

Wynnefield Branch
5325 Overbrook Ave

Wyoming Library
231 East Wyoming Avenue

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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