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Places to beat the heat in Linn County

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An excessive heat warning and heat advisory are in effect for Linn County for the rest of the week. 

Linn County Emergency Management put out a list of heat relief locations. 

Both Cedar Rapids library locations are on the list. 

Multiple people at the downtown location told us they were there to cool off. 

Trent Buckingham told us he was there to cool down and has seen several others doing the same. 
     "You notice it's a lot of the same people that are kind of in and out of here, sitting inside when it's real hot like this so Cedar Rapids has a pretty decent library set up here," he says. 

Meanwhile the Salvation Army on C Avenue NW offers a cooling center. 

They have water and even hand out fans to those who need them. 

"We've given away about 115 fans so far this summer and we could still give away some more. It's important that people have these fans at their homes, not everyone is air conditioned, if the wind isn't moving you want to open your windows and you need that fan. We don't want people to become ill because they are overheated," says Salvation Army Officer Alan Hellstrom.

Here is a full list of the heat relief locations released by Linn County Emergency Management:

Cedar Rapids
-Cedar Rapids Public Library Downtown Branch
450 5th Avenue SE.
9-8 M-Th, 9-5 Fri and Sat
-Cedar Rapids Public Library Ladd Library
3750 Williams Blvd SW
9-8 M-Th, 9-5 Friday, 1-5 Sunday
-Lindale Mall
4444 1st Ave NE
Monday - Saturday, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Stores open from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM) Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Stores open from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
-The Salvation Army
1000 C Ave NW
Monday - Friday 8-4:30
Center Point
-Center Point Community Center
720 Main Street
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday- 1-8PM; Tuesday 8:30-1PM; Fridays 8:30-5:30PM; Saturdays 10-2PMy - Friday; 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m
Central City
-Central City City Hall
137 4th Street
8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday
-Ely Community Center/City Hall
1570 Rowley St
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Additional hours can be accommodated if necessary)
-Ely Public Library St.
1595 Dows
Sunday – Closed, Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
-St. John Lutheran Church
1420 Walker St
(Can be open from 1-9 p.m. w/24 hours notice)
-Fairfax City Hall
300 80th Street Court
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM; Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
-Fairfax Public Library
313 Vanderbilt Street
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: Noon – 7:00 PM; Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Friday: Noon – 6:00 PM; and Saturday: 9:00 AM – Noon
-Hiawatha City Hall
101 Emmons St
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
-Hiawatha Library
150 West Willman St
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
-Lisbon City Hall
115 N Washington
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (except all major holidays) (NOTE: If someone needs assistance between 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. they can call 319-455-2452 Lisbon Police Dept. and contact Brandon Siggins to arrange getting city hall open after hours. If no one answers that number, it will ring into the Sheriff’s Office and they can page the fire dept. to open the shelter)
-Marion Public Library
1095 6th Ave
Monday-Wednesday 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (except holidays), Sunday closed
Mount Vernon
-Mount Vernon City Hall Basement
213 1st Street NW
Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
-Palo Community Center
2800 Hollenbeck Rd
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
-Community Room
265 S Second St
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
-Community Room and Public Library
264 Broadway
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 11-6; Thursday 10-8; Friday 11-5; Saturday 11-3
-Springville United Methodist Church
169 Broadway St
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
-Walker Community Room
210 Park St.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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