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