Those feeling the wilting impacts of this week’s triple-digit heat have local options for free places to go and cool down.
Tuolumne County officials are emphasizing that those seeking relief from the record-setting heat are more than welcome to take advantage of the air conditioning in some of the public buildings while they are open during their normal business hours.
Tuolumne County Main Library (480 Greenley Road), open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Hours at the other local library branches can be obtained by calling 209 533-5507.
Tuolumne County Senior Center (540 Greenley Road), is also open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., excluding holidays.
Tuolumne County Transit (TCT) Executive Director Darin Grossi notes that the service is also providing free rides on its Fixed Route and Dial a Ride transports to and from the cooling centers for people residing within TCT service areas.