Libraries offer warm haven

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Library staff in Chatham-Kent are always happy to see patrons, and now are making sure doors are open during the expected cold weather snap to keep people warm.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Southern Ontario including all areas in Chatham-Kent.

A prolonged period of cold is expected tonight through to Friday morning, with temperatures ranging from -20°C to -25°C with wind chills between -30°C to -35°C.

The high on Wednesday is expected to remain close to -21°C. Conditions are expected to improve by Friday as milder air moves into the region. 

All branches of the Chatham-Kent Public Library will be open tomorrow to provide a warm location for anyone needing to get out of the cold.

For branches normally closed on Wednesdays, library hours will now be as follows:

Bothwell: Noon until 5:00 p.m.

Tilbury: Noon until 5:00 p.m.

Ridgetown: Noon until 5:00 p.m.

Merlin: Noon until 5:00 p.m.

Extended hours will be offered tomorrow at the following branches:

Blenheim: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Wheatley: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The following branches will be open their regular hours, ready to greet individuals needing a warm location:

Thamesville: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Highgate: 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Dresden: Noon until 5:00 p.m.

Wallaceburg: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Chatham: 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

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