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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Beat the Heat at Your Local EBR Library Branch

Baton Rouge, La – June 24, 2022 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System encourage residents in need of a place to cool off during the current high heat conditions to visit their local EBR Library Branch. Each of the fourteen branches throughout the parish is open seven days a week with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and cool water fountains.

Tips to stay safe in the heat:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, even if you’re not thirsty. The CDC suggests drinking 1 cup (8 ounces) of water every 15–20 minutes if working outside in heat.
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and reapply every two hours or more often if you’re sweating.
  • Limit your time outdoors, especially during the hottest hours of the day (generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). If you must be outside, take frequent breaks in a cool, air-conditioned space.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in cars, even for a short period. The interior temperature can quickly become unbearable.
  • If you or someone you know begins to experience heat-related symptoms such as cramps, headache, nausea, rapid breathing, dizziness, or fainting, call 9-1-1 immediately.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library System Branch Locations and Hours: https://www.ebrpl.com/LocationsandHours/LocationsandHours.html

  • Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Rd., Baker, LA 70714
  • Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70818
  • Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St., Baton Rouge, LA 70805
  • Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70817
  • Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Rd., Pride, LA 70770
  • River Center Branch Library, 250 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary, LA 70791

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