To provide relief for Town of Ajax residents during heat alerts, the Main Branch of Ajax Public Library will act as a Temporary Cooling Centre, starting Wednesday, June 10,  2020.

Hours of operation for the Temporary Cooling Centre will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m, while heat warnings for the Region remain in effect. 

The Library is following Durham Region Public Health’s guidelines for operating a cooling centre. These include having a controlled access, separate entrance and egress, providing masks and gloves to customers, providing access the hygiene stations, social distancing and increased cleaning. No Library services (other than Wifi) are permitted.

Within Main Branch, the Rotary Room has been selected as the designated cooling area. Residents will access the branch via the Harwood Ave doors only, with access controlled by a security guard who will manage sign-in, screening and monitoring capacity.

Exterior and interior signage will advise residents on access points, wayfaring and instructional/behavioural expectations while in-branch.

For additional questions/concerns, please call us at 289.943.5001 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. 

Stay up-to-date with the Region of Durham's Extreme Heat and Humidity alerts, here.