Cooling Centers

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted extreme heat and/or humidity, the following communities will have cooling centers open to the public for those who need to seek shelter from extreme heat. If you do not see your community listed contact your local municipalities for more information. If you need additional assistance call 2-1-1.

    Barrington Public Safety Building: 100 Federal Rd; 24/7

    • Mon - Fri: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

    Roger's Free Library: 525 Hope St

    • Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 AM – 5 PM
    • Wed: 9AM – 8PM
    • Sat: 9AM – 5PM

    Quinta-Gamelin Recreation Center: 101 Asylum Rd

    • Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 4 PM

    Jesse Smith Library: 100 Tinkham Lane

    • Mon - Thurs: 9 AM - 8 PM
    • Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM

    Any Police Station or Fire Station In Coventry:

    • Available Off Hours

    Cranston Senior Center: 1070 Cranston St

    • Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

    Central Public Library: 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd

    • Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Cumberland Public Safety Complex: Community Room 1379 Diamond Hill Road 

    • 24/7

    Cumberland Public Library: 242 Clinton St

    • Mon-Thu 9:00-8:00 pm
    • Friday and Sat 9:00-5:00 pm
    • Sun 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    East Greenwich Police Station Community Room: 176 1st Ave; 24/7

    Swift Community Center: 121 Pierce St

    • Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM – 4 PM

    East Greenwich Free Library: 82 Peirce St

    • Mon: 9 AM - 5 PM
    • Tue, Wed, Thu: 9 AM - 8 PM
    • Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 3 PM

    East Providence Senior Center: 610 Waterman Ave

    • Sunday: 8 AM - 4 PM

    Riverside Library: 475 Bullocks Point Ave

    • Mon: 10 AM - 8 PM
    • Tues - Thurs: 10 AM - 6 PM
    • Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

      Weaver Library: 41 Grove Ave

      • Mon - Thurs: 9 AM - 8 PM
      • Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Exeter Town Hall: 675 Ten Rod Rd

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM

      ***If we have a population after 4PM, we will move to a different location due to a meeting scheduled at 7 on Monday***

      Glocester Manton Library: 1137 Putnam Pike

      • Mon - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM
      • Fri: 10 AM - 8 PM
      • Sat: 10 AM - 3 PM

      Glocester Senior Center: 1210 Putnam Pike

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4 PM

      Glocester Town Hall: 1145 Putnam Pike

      • ***Will be opened as needed, hours to be determined. This is not a standing Cooling Center. Regular hours Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM***

      Harmony Library: 195 Putnam Pike

      • Mon - Thu: 10 AM - 8 PM
      • Fri: Closed
      • Sat: 10 AM - 3 PM

      Hopkinton Town Hall Council Chambers: 1 Town House Rd

      • 9 AM – 4 PM (Mon - Fri)

      Hopkinton Police Station: 406 Woodville Road

      • 24/7

      Jamestown Library: 26 North Rd

      • Mon - Thurs: 10 AM - 8 PM
      • Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
      • Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM

      Johnston Senior Center: 1291 Atwood Avenue

      • Mon - Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM

      Little Compton Community Center: 34 Commons Rd

      Little Compton Wellness Center: 115 East Main Rd

      • Hours will be posted only when cooling centers are opened.
      • Hours will differ by location.

      Lincoln Town Hall: 100 Old River Rd

      • Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 6 PM

      Lincoln Public Library: 145 Old River Rd

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Lincoln Senior Center: 150 Jenckes Hill Rd

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

      Library: 700 W. Main Rd 

      • Mon - Thu: 10 AM – 7 PM
      • Fri & Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM 

      Senior Center: 650 Green End Ave

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM

       

      Maury Loontjens Memorial Library 35 Kingstown Rd

      • Mon - Thurs: 9:30 AM - 7 PM
      • Fri: 9:30 AM – 6 PM
      • Sat: 9:30 AM - 2 PM

      Donovan Manor: 19 Chapel St

      • Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Florence Gray Community Center: 1 Shimoda Way

      • Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Senior Center: 44 Beach St

      • Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center: 2 Atlantic Blvd

      • Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM

      North Providence Union Free Public Library: 1810 Mineral Spring Ave

      • Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 7:45 PM
      • Fri: 9 AM - 4:45 PM

      The Leon Mathieu Senior Center: 420 Main St

      • Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM

      Blackstone Valley Visitor Center: 175 Main St

      • Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      Pawtucket Police Department Headquarters Lobby: 121 Roosevelt Ave

      • 24/7

      Pawtucket Public Library: 13 Summer St

      • Mon - Thu: 9 AM - 8:45 PM
      • Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 4:45 PM

      Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center: 110 Bristol Ferry Rd

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM – 3 PM

      Crossroads RI: 160 Broad Street / 401-521-2255

      • (Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day)

       

      LIBRARY BRANCHES:

      Residents may also seek shelter from the heat at the following Providence Community Library Branches.

      Fox Point Library: 90 Ives Street / 401-331-0390

      • Monday: 9:30am - 8:00 pm
      • Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00 pm
      • Wednesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
      • Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00 pm
      • Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:30pm
      • Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30 pm

       

      Knight Memorial Library: 275 Elmwood Ave. / 401-467-2625

      • Monday: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
      • Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
      • Thursday: 9:30AM - 8:00 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Saturday: 9:30AM - 5:30 PM

       

      Mt. Pleasant Library: 315 Academy Ave. / 401-272-0106

      • Monday: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
      • Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
      • Thursday: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM -5:30PM
      • Saturday: 9:30AM -5:30 PM

       

      Olneyville Library: 1 Olneyville Square / 401-421-4084

      • Monday: 9:30 AM -5:30 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
      • Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Thursday: 9:30 AM -5:30 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM-5:30 PM

       

      Providence Public Library: 150 Empire Street / 401-455-8000

      • Monday: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
      • Tuesday: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
      • Wednesday: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
      • Thursday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
      • Saturday: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

       

      Rochambeau Library: 708 Hope Street / 401-272-3780

      • Monday: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
      • Wednesday: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
      • Thursday: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM -5:30 PM
      • Saturday: 9:30 AM -5:30 PM

       

      Smith Hill Library: 31 Candace Street / 401-272-4140

      • Monday: 9:30 AM -5:30 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
      • Wednesday: 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
      • Thursday: 9:30 AM -5:30 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM-5:30 PM

       

      South Providence Library:  441 Prairie Avenue / 401-467-2619

      • Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Wednesday:  9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM-5:30 PM

       

      Wanskuck Library: 233 Veazie Street / 401-274-4145

      • Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
      • Wednesday:  9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Thursday: 1:00 PM -8:00 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM -5:30 PM

       

      Washington Park Library: 1316 Broad Street / 401-781-3136

      • Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
      • Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Thursday: 1:00 PM -8:00 PM
      • Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

       

       

       

       

      Clark Memorial Library: 7 Pinehurst Dr, Carolina

      • Monday -        10 AM to 5 PM
      • Tuesday -        1 PM to 7 PM
      • Wednesday -  10 AM to 5 PM
      • Thursday -      1 PM to 7 PM
      • Friday -           10 AM to 5 PM
      • Saturday -      10 AM to 2 PM

      Chopmist Hill Senior Center: 1315 Chopmist Hill Rd

      • Wed - Fri: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

       

      Hope Public Library: 374 North Rd. Hope, RI 02831

      • Mon-Fri 1 PM to 6 PM

       

      North Scituate Public Library: 606 West Greenville Rd. North Scituate, RI 02857

      • Mon-Thur 10 AM to 8 PM
      • Fri & Sat 10 AM to 4 PM

      Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink: 109 Pleasant View Ave

      • Sun - Sat: 10 AM – 8 PM

       

      Smithfield Senior Center: 1 William J. Hawkins Trail

      • Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4 PM

       

      For those needing immediate assistance due to extreme heat after regular cooling center hours, please contact Smithfield EMA at 401-233-1033.  In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1

       

      Peace Dale Library: 1057 Kingstown Rd

      • Mon-Thur: 9 AM - 5 PM
      • Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
      • Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

      Senior Center: 25 St. Dominic Rd

      • Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

       

      Call 401-783-3321 in advance for the Cooling Centers hours of operation

      Andreozzi Hall: 20 Libby Ln

      • Mon - Thurs: 10 AM - 8 PM
      • Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
      • Sat: 10 AM - 3 PM
      • Will only be used as a cooling center during a power outage

      Pilgrim Senior Center: 27 Pilgrim Parkway

      • Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

      Warwick Public Library - Central Library:  600 Sandy Ln

      • Mon. Tue, Wed: 9 AM - 8 PM
      • Thu, Fri, Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM

      Westerly Senior Center: 39 State St

      • Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

      West Warwick Public Library: 1043 Main St

      • Mon, Thurs, Fri: 9:00 AM - 5 PM
      • Tues and Wed: 9:00 AM - 9PM

      Woonsocket Senior Center: 84 Social St

      • Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM

      Woonsocket Police Station Lobby Area: 242 Clinton St

      • Weekends and Library/Senior Center Off Hours

       

      Woonsocket Harris Public Library: 303 Clinton Street

      • Mon, Wed and Thurs: 9 AM-9 PM
      • Tues & Fri: 9 AM-5 PM

      Mt. St. Charles Ice Arena: 800 Logee St

      • Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM
      • Sat & Sun: 9 AM - 12 PM