Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beat the Heat, 2012

Bondi - Sculptures by the Sea '06 by MLHS
Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and official start of summer, and we're definitely enjoying summer weather here in Dubuque!

Be sure to remind yourself of how to stay safe and healthy as the temperatures rise by taking a look at the CDC's Extreme Heat guide, as well as these tips from NOAA. And if you've ever wondered how meteorologists determine the Heat Index ("It's 89 today, but feels like 98!"), NOAA explains how they use a formula that accounts for humidity to determine the Heat Index.You can also try your hand at their Heat Index Calculator.

If you're struggling with the costs of keeping your home cool, you might qualify for assistance through Operation: New View or one of these programs.

Swimming is a popular way to beat the heat, and you can take a look at the schedules and fees for the Dubuque Community Pools on the city's website. The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce has some information on swimming as well. Safety is also important with swimming, both the Y and the city have information on swimming lessons available in Dubuque.

And finally, don't forget you can come into the library to relax with a good book, check your email, browse our movie and music collections, or just chat with a friend! We've put together a display of books that will help you forget the weather (including books on making ice cream), and don't forget all the fun events and speakers we have scheduled for Adult Summer Reading.

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