Roseville Downtown Library Extends Hours to Help Residents Stay Cool

The National Weather Service is predicting extremely high temperatures in our area for the next several days. The California Department of Public Health is reminding the public to take precautions. The City of Roseville is extending the hours of the Downtown Library to offer cool places for city residents in need of getting out of the heat.

The Downtown Library will be open until 8 p.m. through July 4th.

Hours for all three city libraries for the week of July 1st are below.

Downtown Library, 225 Taylor Street
Extended hours, Open 10 am - 8 pm through Wednesday July 3rd
Open 12 pm - 8pm July 4th
Open 10 am - 7 pm Friday July 5th

Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive
Open 10 am - 7 pm on Monday-Wednesday
Closed Thursday July 4th
Open 10am - 5 pm on Friday

Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard
Open 10am - 7 pm on Monday-Wednesday
Closed Thursday July 4th
Open 10am - 5pm on Friday

"Illnesses due to prolonged exposure to extreme heat can be very serious, especially in the elderly and young," Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said.  "It's important to drink lots of water, keep cool and take other precautions when temperatures rise."

Warning signs of heat exhaustion vary, but may include: heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting, paleness, tiredness or dizziness.

People can prevent heat-related illnesses by following these helpful tips to stay cool this summer.

  • Reduce exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when UV rays are strongest, and keep physical activities to a minimum during that time. 
  • When working outside, drink plenty of water or juice even if you are not thirsty, and take rest breaks in the shade.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to cover the face and neck, and wear loose-fitting clothing to keep cool and to protect your skin from the sun and mosquitoes. Wear sunglasses that provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. Chronic exposure to the sun can cause cataracts, which left untreated, can lead to blindness.
  • Liberally apply sunscreen (at least SPF 15) 15 minutes before venturing outdoors and re-apply at least every two hours – sunscreen prevents skin cancer, the number one cancer affecting Californians. Sunscreen also prevents premature aging.
  • Never, EVER leave infants, children or frail elderly unattended in a parked car – it can take as little as 10 minutes for the temperature inside a car to rise to levels that can kill.
  • To prevent overheating, use cool compresses, misting, showers and baths. Get medical attention if you experience a rapid, strong pulse, feel delirious, or have a body temperature above 102.
More Summer Heat Resources: Cal EMA and American Red Cross