FRAMINGHAM – With the heat index scheduled to reach 100 degrees both Saturday and Sunday, the City of Framingham is reminding residents that the libraries will be open as cooling stations this weekend.
No additional hours were added to the normal weekend hours.
The Main Library at 49 Lexington Street is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Christa McAuliffe Branch Library at 746 Water Street is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to the cooling stations at the library, the City’s trio of beaches will be swim at your own risk this weekend, as no lifeguards will be on staff.
Yesterday, Mayor Charlie Sisitsky ordered the gates open at Lake Waushakum Beach. The neighborhood beach has a high chain link fence around it with padlocks on the gates, while the two other city beaches have open access all year-round.
All three beaches – Learned Pond, Saxonville Beach and Lake Waushakum Beach will be swim at your own risk, as the City does not provide lifeguards until late June.
The City of Framingham is struggling for lifeguards too. The City has less than two dozen lifeguards it needs for the three beaches this summer.
Finally, the City does test water quality at the three beache.
The latest results are below.