Cooling Zones Open to the Public

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Date: 6/14/17


Looking for a place to cool off?

Glenn County – The heat is returning to the north state. An excessive heat watch has been issued for Sacramento Valley including Glenn County for the upcoming weekend into middle of next week. Summer heat waves can be dangerous, even deadly, especially to the very young and the old. The very sudden swing in temperatures will be shocking to your body. As the summer days grow hotter it is important to remember how to protect you and your family from the effects of extended high heat exposure.

  • Drink plenty of water – Drink water throughout the day, even when you are not thirsty and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Stay cool indoors – Complete outdoor activities in the morning or evening and go indoors to air conditioned buildings during the heat of the day.
  • Pace yourself and wear appropriate clothes and sunscreen when outdoor activities are a must.
  • Check on your neighbors and family – The heat is very hard on the elderly and those with medical conditions. Be sure to check on your loved ones and neighbors to ensure they have access to a place to cool down and are coping with the extreme heat.
  • Don’t forget your pets – The high heat is hard on your pets. Ensure they have access to shade and plenty of water. Bring them indoors to cool down and give them a break from the harsh heat. Never leave your pets in a car when it is hot.

Public buildings provide respite from the high heat. A cool zone is a location to get out of the heat for a period of time to let your body cool down.  Cool zone facilities include libraries, community centers, malls, and senior centers. Cool zones do not offer snacks or water, only air conditioned facilities.  

Here is a list of public buildings designated as cool zones in Glenn County:


Bayliss Library

7830 Road 39

Tues 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Elk Creek

Elk Creek Library

3432 County Road 309

Mon 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thurs 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Hamilton City


Hamilton City Fire Department

420 1st St, Hamilton City, CA 95951

Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(530) 826-3355



Community Recovery & Wellness Center

1187 E. South St.

Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Orland Library

333 Mill St

Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tues, Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Harmony House

343 Yolo St

Mon 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Tues– Fri 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Health & Human Services Agency

604 E. Walker

Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Behavioral Health

242 N. Villa Ave

Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Willows Library

201 N. Lassen

Tues – Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fri & Sat 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Health & Human Services Agency

420 E. Laurel St.

Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Health

240 N. Villa Ave

Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.







































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