Heat Wave: Pierce County cooling centers

Due to the region's excessive heat, Pierce County Libraries and other facilities are inviting people to stop by and cool...

Due to the region’s excessive heat, Pierce County Libraries and other facilities are inviting people to stop by and cool off. With temperatures expected to exceed 95 degrees in some places this week, these air-conditioned facilities can be valuable respites from the heat. Citizens are also encouraged to take advantage of cooler air in other public buildings such as movie theaters, malls and other stores with air conditioning.

Everyone is welcome at the following cooling centers. The following are the locations and times the facilities will be open (please note, no food or beverages will be provided):

— Bonney Lake Library / 18501 90th St E / 10am – 9pm M-W / 10am – 6pm Th-F

— Buckley Library / 123 S. River Ave / 11am – 8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— DuPont Library / 154 Wilmington Drive / 11am – 8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— Eatonville Library / 205 Center St W / 11am – 8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— Graham Library / 9202 224th St E / 10am – 9pm M-W / 10am – 6pm Th F

— Key Center Library / 8905 Key Peninsula N / 11am – 8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— Lakewood Library / 6300 Wildaire Rd SW / 10am – 9pm M-Th / 10am – 6pm F

— Milton Library / 1000 Laurel / 11am – 8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— Orting Library / 202 Washington Ave S / 11am- 8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— Parkland/Spanaway / 13718 Pacific Ave S / 10am – 9pm M-TH / 10am – 6pm F

— Peninsula Library / 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW / 10am – 9pm M – Th / 10am – 6pm F

— South Hill Library / 15420 Meridian E / 11 am -8pm M-Th / 10am – 6pm F

— Steilacoom Library / 2950 Steilacoom Blvd / 10am -8pm M-W / 11am – 6pm Th-F

— Summit Library / 5107 112th St E / 10am – 9pm M-W / 10am – 6pm Th-F

— Sumner Library / 1116 Fryar Ave / 10am – 9pm M-Th / 10am – 6pm F

— Tillicum Library / 14916 Washington Ave S.W / 1pm – 8pm M&T / 12:30pm – 8pm W / 12:30 – 5pm / Th1pm-5pm F

— University Place Library / 7315 27th St W. / 10am – 9pm M-Th / 10am-6pm F

— Bonney Lake Senior Center / 19304 Bonney Lk Blvd / 9am – 6pm M-Th / Not available Friday

— Lakewood City Hall / 6000 Main St SW / 9 am – 5pm M-Th

In addition, all Lowe’s and Petsmart locations allow people and their pets to come in and get out of the heat. Pets need to be on a leash or in a crate and owners must provide water if they plan on being in the store for long periods of time.

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