Below is a list of Monadnock Region places that can be used by the public for free or at low cost to cool off during the summer months. Please note that some spots are only open when the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory.
Please check this page for updates throughout the summer as more towns and locations become available.
Shedd-Porter Memorial Library
2 Main Street, Alstead
Tuesday 2-5 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–noon
Charlestown Town Pool
84 East St. Extension, Charlestown (across from Charlestown Primary School)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Resident Rates: $2 daily. Individual season pass $15, family pass is $40
Non-Residents: $3 daily. Individual season pass $20, family pass is $50.
Registration for season passes is available at the pool.
Silsby Public Library
226 Main St. Charlestown
Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-1.pm.
In cases of heat advisories only, the town fire department will open the station as a cooling center for those in need:
Charlestown Fire Department
1 Main St. Charlestown
Dublin Public Library
1114 Main Street Dublin
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please check the Keene Public Works Department Facebook Page for updates on additional locations that may become available during heat advisories.
Keene Public Library
60 Winter St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-12pm, 3-6 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wheelock Park Pool (Open until Aug. 19)
Park Ave, Keene
Hours: Monday-Thursday 2-6:45 p.m.
Friday 1-6:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12-6:45 p.m.
Rates: Individuals $2 daily, or $40 for a season pass
Family Passes (up to 5 members) $75
Anyone can sign up for a pool pass online on the pool website.
Peterborough Town House
1 Grove St, Peterborough
Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The town of Swanzey will open Whitcomb Hall to the public only when deemed necessary, typically in a heat advisory or other states of emergency.
17 Main St. Swanzey
Please check the Town of Troy Community Group on Facebook for updates on additional locations that may become available during heat advisories.
Conant Public Library
111 Main St. Winchester
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.