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Jovani Coutermarsh, 3, of Lebanon, left, gives his sister, Giana, 7, and dad, Ty, pretend swimming instructions at Lebanon Memorial Pool on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Lebanon, N.H. Ty jumped into the pool after Giana and Jovani successfully coaxed him into the water. (Valley News – Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon officials have announced cooling areas that will be open today, Tuesday and Thursday. City residents will also get free access to the Lebanon pool.

Via LebAlert:

Due to the extreme weather conditions the following facilities will be open to the public as cooling areas for July 2, 3 & 5, 2018.


9 East Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Hours – 10AM-8PM


80 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Hours – 10AM-8PM


10 Campbell Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Hours – 8AM – 3PM


In addition to the above Lebanon Residents will be provide FREE access to the Lebanon Pool from July 2 – 5, 2018. Pool hours are 12PM – 7PM. Residents will be required to present identification as proof of residency.


Anyone requiring immediate assistance or suffering a heat emergency should call 911 immediately. Information on staying safe in the heat can be found at: https://lebanonnh.gov/381/Summer-Safety.


For further information please contact Chief Chris Christopoulos, Jr. at 603-448-8810.



Lebanon Pool Hours as follows: Monday – Saturday:
Adult Lap Swim (Ages 18+): Noon – 1 pm
Open Swim (All Ages): 1 pm – 3:50 pm
Family Swim and Adults: 4:10 pm – 7 pm
Ages 13 and under must have adult supervision during
Family Swim

(Speaking of pools, I continue to see questions on Facebook about the shuttered public pool in White River Junction, so here is another reminder Hartford is looking for your opinion on what to do with the Sherman Manning Pools.)

Read the Valley News’ Saturday story about the heat wave.

It includes this list of precautions to protect yourself from the heat:

  • Wear sunscreen and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing to help keep cool.
  • Avoid leaving children, seniors, pets or people with health conditions in a parked vehicle.
  • Stick to cool places like basements or air-conditioned rooms. Those without such spaces at home can go to an air-conditioned public building, such as a public library or shopping mall.
  • Drink more water than usual, even before thirst hits. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.
  • Periodically swim, play under a sprinkler or take a cool shower.
  • Reduce outdoor work and exercise, and limit it to the cooler parts of the day.
  • Ask for help in the case of illness.

The Hanover dispatch Facebook page also shared this helpful graphic from the National Weather Service over the weekend.

And, last but not least, our list of Upper Valley swimming holes is included in this year’s summer guide. I dug out this map from a couple years ago and created a new version, in case you’re into that kind of thing!