Cooling Centers…

We may joked about how long the winter was and finally we have summer, but the heat his weekend is nothing to joke about.

  • Drink more water than usual, even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.
  • Stick to cool places like basements or air-conditioned rooms. Find an air-conditioned public place like a shopping mall or library if you do not have A/C or a basement.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Periodically go for a swim, play under a sprinkler, or take a cool shower.
  • Reduce outdoor work and exercise, and limit it to the cooler parts of the day.
  • Ask for help if you feel sick.
  • Stop what you are doing if you feel faint or weak.
  • Be more cautious if you have a chronic health condition

Here are a few local cooling centers if you need.  Find one in your town if you don’t see one here close to where you live.


Miller Center
130 Gosse Court
Burlington, VT 05408
Hours – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Friday)
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)

Fletcher Free Library
235 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Hours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Heineberg Community Senior Center *SENIORS ONLY* 
14 Heineberg Road
Burlington, VT 05408
Hours – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)


Aldrich Public Library 
6 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
Hours – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday)

City Hall 
6 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Hours – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Friday)

Faith Community Church
30 Jones Brothers Way
Barre, VT 05641
Hours – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday)


Milton Public Library 
39 Bombardier Road
Miton, VT 05468
Hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday)


Community Center 
79 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Open normal hours of operation


Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
Hours – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Saturday)