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Cooling Centers in Dutchess County

Cooling centers are facilities where you can go to cool off during extreme heat. In Dutchess County, many local libraries serve as pre-designated cooling centers. Local municipalities may also offer additional cooling centers options. Check with your local municipality to learn more about other possible cooling center options.

Please call before you go to confirm hours and availability!

Shopping centers, movie theaters, local historic sites and museums and many local parks are also great places to beat the heat! 

Find a Cooling Center Near You

Please call before you go to confirm hours and opening status. Check with your local municipality to see if other cooling center options may be opening in your community during extended high temperatures.

Heat Event Specific Cooling Centers | As of June 18, 2024

Facility Street Address Hours
Beekman Recreation Community Center 31 Recreation Center Rd. Hopewell Junction Open 9 am - 5 pm on June 20 & 21
East Fishkill Community Center 890 Route 82, Hopewell Junction Open 9 am - 6 pm on June 20
Poughkeepsie Town Hall 1 Overocker Rd., Poughkeepsie Noon-4pm June 18 & 8am-4pm June 19 & 20
Poughkeepsie Senior Center 4 Abe's Way, Poughkeepsie 9am-2:30pm
Red Hook Community Center 59 Fisk St., Red Hook Open 8am-7pm
Tivoli Village Hall 86 Broadway, Tivoli Open 9:30am-6pm June 18 & 20
American Legion Hall 7 Spring St., Wappingers Falls Open 8am-6pm

Pre-Designated Cooling Centers

Facility Street Address Contact Hours
Adriance Memorial Library 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-485-3445 Call for operating hours
Amenia Free Library 3309 Route 343, Amenia, NY 12501 845-373-8273 Call for operating hours
Beekman Library 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 845-724-3414 Call for operating hours
Blodgett Memorial Library 37 Broad St, Fishkill, NY 12524 845-896-9215 Call for operating hours
Boardman Branch Library 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 845-485-3445 Call for operating hours

Clinton Community Library

1215 Centre Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-266-5530 Call for operating hours
Dover Plains Library 1797 Route 22, Wingdale, NY 12594     845-832-6605 Call for operating hours
East Fishkill Community Library 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 845-221-9943 Call for operating hours
Grinnell Library 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-297-3428 Call for operating hours

Howland Public Library

313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 845-831-1134 Call for operating hours
LaGrange Association Library 1110 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540 845-452-3141 Call for operating hours
Morton Memorial Library 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, NY 12574 845-876-2903 Call for operating hours
Northeast-Millerton Library 75 Main St, Millerton, NY 12546 518-789-3340 Call for operating hours

Pawling Library

11 Broad St., Pawling, NY 12564 845-855-3444 Call for operating hours

Pine Plains Free Library

7775 S Main St, Pine Plains, NY 12567 518-398-1927 Call for operating hours
Pleasant Valley Library 1584 Main St, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 845-635-8460 Call for operating hours
Red Hook Public Library 7444 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 845-758-3241 Call for operating hours
Staatsburg Library 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 845-889-4683 Call for operating hours
Stanford Free Library 6035 Route 82, Stanfordville, NY 12581 845-868-1341 Call for operating hours

Starr Library Rhinebeck

68 West Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-4030 Call for operating hours
Tivoli Free Library 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 845-876-4030 Call for operating hours




Helpful Links

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness (

From the CDC's Severe Weather page

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather! (

Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather.

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