Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

What To Do In Extreme Heat!

Hot weather: How to stay cool and safe
When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for
heat-related illnesses rises. People's bodies are not able
to cool themselves quickly enough, and they overheat. In
severe instances, people can suffer heat stroke, which
can cause death or permanent disability if emergency
treatment is not provided.
Older adults, young children, and people with mental
illness and chronic diseases are at highest risk for heatrelated
illness. But even young and healthy individuals can
suffer in heat if they participate in strenuous physical
activities during hot weather.
You can protect yourself and loved ones against very hot
temperatures by following these recommendations:
Stay cool
Spend more time in air conditioned places. If you
don't have air conditioning, consider visiting a
mall, movie theater or other cool public places.
Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon
Dress in lightweight clothing.
Check up on your elderly neighbors and relatives
to take these precautions too.
Drink liquids:
Drink plenty of water. Avoid drinks with caffeine,
alcohol and large amounts of sugar because they
can actually de-hydrate your body.
Have a beverage with you at all times, and sip or drink frequently. Don't wait until you're
thirsty to drink.
If you go outside:
Limit the time you're in direct sunlight.
Do not leave infants, children, people with mobility challenges and pets in a parked car,
even with the window rolled down.
Avoid or reduce doing activities that are tiring, or take a lot of energy.
Do outdoor activities in the cooler morning and evening hours.
Avoid sunburn. Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating.
Certain medications may increase sensitivity to the heat. If you are concerned about the heat
and the medications you are taking, check with your doctor. Do not take salt tablets unless your
doctor tells you to.
Recognizing heat exhaustion and heat stroke
When people's bodies can't cool themselves quickly enough it can cause heat exhaustion.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea
and vomiting. If you see someone with signs of overheating, move the person to a cooler location,
have them rest for a few minutes and then slowly drink a cool beverage. Get medical attention for
them immediately if they do not feel better.
Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can cause death or permanent disability unless
treated immediately.
Symptoms of heat stroke include:
An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
Red, hot, and dry skin
Rapid, strong pulse

Nausea, confusion and unconsciousness

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Monday, June 15, 2015


The Hazlehurst Library will be have a Summer Reading Program for our younger children and a Summer Reading Program for our teenagers.  Please read the above bulletin to see what date and time each program will start.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Register For Summer Reading!

Registration for Summer Reading 2015 has begun.  Parents come in the library and sign your child up for the Summer Reading Program that will be every Tuesday in July from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer Reading 2015

Honor your hero at the Hazlehurst Library.  Bring a photo of your hero and we will photo-copy and hang your picture on our Summer Reading Program display.