Yelm Public Safety Building

As the weather heats up, the city of Yelm has opened up the Public Safety Building during regular hours of operation for the public to use as a cool down location.

The public safety building is located at 206 McKenzie Ave. and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This location will offer visitors an air-conditioned refuge from the blistering heat.

“Many people in our area don’t have air conditioned homes, but Yelm has two places where people, especially our vulnerable citizens, can cool down and hydrate,” wrote city of Yelm Communications Specialist Andrew Kollar in a text message.

Other nearby locations include:

• Yelm Timberland Library at 210 Prairie Park St. Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

• Tenino Fire District 12 at 187 S Hodgden St. SE. is open 24 hours daily.

• Tenino Timberland Library at 172 Central Ave. W. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed Sundays and Mondays.

For more information on cool down locations, contact Thurston County Emergency Management.

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