Lately in New Jersey, it’s been hot. Or humid. Or hot and humid.
I can tell it’s hot because I typically resist turning on my air conditioner for as long as I possibly can, and it’s definitely been cranking this week. Temperatures have been up around 110 degrees. Humidity up around 90%. To intensify matters, we haven’t gotten any rain in a while and the weather forecast is only predicting a few scattered thunderstorms this Saturday and a couple into next week. Not too much relief there!
Many people choose to stay indoors to escape the heat, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home to do so!
I’m pretty sure that wherever you live in New Jersey, your local library has air conditioning. And you know what? They have lots of other things there too. Like books. Crazy, I know! Books, magazines, computers, and other people with whom you can have conversations.
The East Brunswick, NJ library now even has a cafe!
But, as with all good things, be careful if you think this is something you can take for granted. Here in New Jersey, budget cuts are threatening to dramatically impact our libraries. So, get out there, New Jerseyans, and visit your local library soon.
If you like what you see and want to make sure it stays around for a while (even if for no other reason than as a reprieve from scorching summer heat and humidity), ask the librarian about what you can do to help support our New Jersey libraries.
The Jersey Girl