With scorching temperatures in our forecast, the city of Buffalo is reminding the community of options to beat the heat.

Since community centers, malls, and movie theaters remain closed because of the pandemic, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries are setting up cooling centers.

If you plan to go to one of the library's locations, you should call ahead, since some hours have changed. You can also find information on local libraries and hours of operations by clicking here.

Also, you must wear a mask and social distance.

To find cooling centers near you, dial 211.