Town officials are offering residents relief from the hot temperatures by opening a cooling station for the next two days at the .
The library will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday for anyone who needs a cool place to visit.
Director Mary Hogan has previously told Patch during days of extreme heat, the library will usually see a "steady stream" of seniors, professionals who work at home and children visiting its facility and most of the time, they stay longer than usual.
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Officials recommend the following during the extreme heat:
- Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty.
- Stay out of the sun whenever possible. If outdoor activities are required, try to accomplish them in the morning when temperatures are cooler.
- Check on pets, neighbors, the young and elderly.
- Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Do not delay in seeking medical assistance.
If anyone has any questions about the cooling center, residents are asked to call 860-258-2711.
For more information about library programs, visit their website or call 860-258-7621.