Palermo Community Library

Mission: Being a welcoming space and information center for the community

Warming and Cooling Center Policy

The Palermo Community Library shall be open to the public as a Warming and Cooling Center as a temporary facility that is made available during extreme temperature conditions when normal heating, cooling, electrical infrastructure in the home are ineffective or unavailable.

During periods of extended power outages, the Library shall provide warmth, power for medical equipment, charging of phones/laptops, use of WI-FI, patron computers, library services, books, games, DVDs, TV, restroom, drinking and potable water.

The Library shall also serve as an air-conditioned cooling center to provide temporary relief from the effects of a heat wave. Even in Maine, where home air conditioning is more rare, summer can bring temperatures exceeding 90º F. Cooling centers, besides the services listed above, also provide shade.

Approved by Board of Trustees on February 10, 2020.


Monday 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Tuesday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday Closed

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Patrons of Palermo Community Library may become patrons of Bangor Public Library to have access to Flipster, download e-books and all other services of being a BPL patron. Please visit PCL to complete an application and receive a barcode number to become a patron of BPL. Please bring one form of I.D.