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The main library will be open until 9 p.m. Wednesday ad Thursday due to high forecasted temperatures.

PMG FILE PHOTO - A cooling center during a previous heat wave.Beaverton will once again activate the afterhours cooling center at the Beaverton City Library on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18, due to high forecasted temperatures.

The Main Library, located at 12375 S.W. Fifth St., will be open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for anyone looking for a place to cool down.

The Main Library and the Murray Scholls Branch Library are always open during regular business hours for people looking to cool down, but the cooling center extends its hours during extreme heat.

Community members are invited to cool off, charge devices, use Wi-Fi, get a drink of water and use the restrooms.

The main library is available via TriMet routes 52 and 88 and the Beaverton Transit Center.

The Murray Scholls branch, which is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, is located at 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102, near TriMet routes 62 and 92.

Visit the city's website to view updated hot weather information and locations of places to cool off.

Washington County also has a resource with an interactive map and hot weather tips for people to stay safe and cool off during high temperatures. Visit for more information.

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