It's Sooo Hot, But Cooling Center Libraries Are Closed
Four Brooklyn libraries will remain closed during the current heat wave due to busted air-conditioners.
The city typically urges residents to go to libraries to flee Mother Nature’s fiery wrath, but the Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Clinton Hill and Flatlands branches won’t be able to serve the steaming public.
"The library is one of the only options we have," said Brooklyn Heights resident Lori Burch, 54. "It's a problem for parents, teachers and even the seniors if there are no indoor activities for them in this weather."
The four branches are part of an expanding list of 60 libraries in the system — including the central branch — that need $300 million in fixes for rundown roofs, broken boilers and aging computers and furniture.