On Monday (7/24) I went with my children to the Mitchell Park Library around 5:00pm ... to find it closed with a sign "Due to extreme heat in the building we are closing" .. ok, yes, it was hot on that day. The children were disappointed - it was their library day, but oh well - what can one do.
So, we headed to the library on Tuesday - around 4:00pm ... only to find the library closed with the same note about the building being too hot! Now - this was annoying not only to my family, but to the three other families who had come there with their children.
I respect the fact that the library staff is concerned about the health hazard due to heat - but can't the city put in an air-conditioning unit?? I am not saying get the state of the art fancy units - central air the whole building - but can't the city put in the little window type units sporadically through out the building to keep the temperature at a tolerable level?
Who is responsible for this type of work? Agreed Palo Alto was never so hot in the past, Palo Alto gets a few of these hot days during the summer - but for those who have noticed, the number of hot days is on a rise and the city needs to do something!