(Pasco, WA) -- As the excessive heat warning continues, officials are advising residents to be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and remain in air-conditioned rooms if possible to avoid heat-related illness. Young children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. If you don't have access to air conditioning, there are a number of cooling centers available throughout the region which are free to use. A list follows below

All Areas:

Mid-Columbia Library-All Branches


- Keewaydin Community Center:
500 S Auburn St, Kennewick, WA 99336;
M-F, 8am-5pm.


Richland Community Center - 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland, WA 99352

Hours of Operation:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Richland Public Library - 955 Northgate Drive, Richland, WA  99352

Hours of Operation:

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Library lobby is open Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Seating, Wi-Fi, restrooms, and drinking fountains are available until the library service hours begin.

Richland City Hall - 625 Swift Blvd., Richland, WA  99352

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Walla Walla:

401 S. College Ave, College Place WA.

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM through Friday, July 29th.


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