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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town of Hamden Cooling Stations

Town of Hamden Cooling Stations

Hamden – Mayor Garrett wishes to remind residents that during periods of extreme weather and heat, public buildings are air-conditioned and open to the public during regular business hours.

Cooling stations are available at select locations listed below. The cooling stations are meant for temporary respite from the heat, especially for the elderly and those with respiratory ailments. In cases of emergency always call 911 for immediate assistance!

Cooling stations are active at the following locations:

  • Hamden Government Center
    2750 Dixwell Avenue
    (203) 287-7100
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Keefe Community Center
    11 Pine Street & 19 George Street
    (203) 562-5129
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Miller Memorial Library
    2901 Dixwell Avenue
    (203) 287-2680
    Monday & Tuesday: 9:30am-8:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
    Thursday – Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm

  • Whitneyville Branch Library
    125 Carleton Street
    (203) 287-2677
    Monday – Wednesday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Thursday: 12:00pm-8:00pm

  • Brundage Community Branch Library
    91 Circular Avenue
    (203) 287-2675
    Monday & Tuesday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
    Thursday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm

Residents are advised to follow these extreme heat safety information from the American Red Cross and the State of Connecticut:

  1. Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The inside temperature of your vehicle can soar to 120 degrees within minutes, even if you are parked in the shade.
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic beverages.
  3. Check on those most at-risk several times a day.
  4. Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If you don’t have air conditioning, seek relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day in our cooling stations above. 
  5. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. 
  6. Limit your outdoor activity and avoid direct sunlight. If you must be outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to earlier or later in the day. Try to rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to cool off. 
  7. Make sure your pets have access to shade and cool, fresh water all day long. Click here for more pet heat safety information.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at

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