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HEAT WAVE HITS: COUNTY LIBRARY BRANCHES SERVE AS COOL ZONES WITH EXTENDED HOURS

June 28, 2013


Cool Zone sign at the
Fletcher Hills Branch

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With an excessive heat warning issued for this weekend in San Diego County, all ages are encouraged to head to the library to enjoy free air conditioning, wireless internet access, and a broad selection of reading material. All 33 San Diego County Library locations are open Saturdays, and 11 branches are always open on Sundays (visit www.sdcl.org/locations for details). Additionally, four inland area branches will be opening their doors extra hours this week to help locals beat the heat. Additional open hours this week include:

  • Borrego Springs Branch will be open Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 30 from 12 - 5 p.m.; Monday, July 1 from 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Campo-Morena Branch will be open Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1 from 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Jacumba Branch will be open Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1 from 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Potrero Branch will be open Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1 from 12 - 5 p.m.

San Diego County Library (SDCL) was named the 2012 Library of the Year by Library Journal and Gale (part of Cengage Learning) for SDCL's innovations and excellence in service to customers. The award-winning library's branches serve as official 'Cool Zones' during the summer months, providing excellent service to customers in need of a respite from overwhelming temperatures.

"Libraries serve as sanctuaries for the public," said Donna Ohr, SDCL's Deputy Director. "Our branches serving as Cool Zones represent our mission to develop healthy and safe communities."

For more information on the special open hours at San Diego County Library, contact Robin Isicson at (858) 694-2446.

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