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LIC Library On 21st Street Will Be Open Sunday To Provide Break From Heat Wave

Queens Library at 37-44 21 St. (Google Maps)

July 19, 2019, Staff Report

Long Island City residents looking for relief from this weekend’s heat wave can visit the Queens Public Library branch at 37-44 21 St. during special Sunday opening hours.

The Queens Public Library will open 11 branches around the borough that are normally closed on Sunday, to serve as City-designated cooling centers. Other branches in western Queens that will be open include Astoria (14-01 Astoria Blvd.) and Jackson Heights (35-51 81 St.).

The locations will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The 21st Street branch’s normal operating hours the day before, on Saturday, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This weekend’s heat wave is expected to bring dangerous temperatures, with a heat index reaching up to 111 degrees, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell said that “these temperatures are not to be taken lightly” and urged anyone who doesn’t have AC to visit a cooling center.

A map of all cooling centers throughout the city can be viewed at

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Oh great, these democRATS want our children to get all educated so they won’t vote for Trump


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