Menasha opens library on a Sunday to provide air conditioning

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FOX VALLEY, Wis. (WBAY-TV) Sunday’s oppressive heat pushed Menasha to open its library on a Sunday. A day it’s usually closed.

"We wanted to make sure that we had a space open for our community members to come and cool off," said Kristine Jacobsen of the Menasha Health Department.

Jacobsen says the very hot and humid conditions can be life threatening and can cause heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Staying hydrated is incredibly important so water was provided, too.

People were grateful to have a place to go Sunday.

"To get out of that heat, it's much too hot out there,” Menasha’s Chuck Klitzka said. “I've been riding my bike since like 5 o'clock this morning. Get some water, get ya hydrated and I'm all set to go again."

For others, a hot summer’s day is the perfect time to fish.

"We're just out, we love to fish and water's beautiful, everything's beautiful and we moved around until we came on top of some fish," said Saukville’s Rick Crivello

People at Oshkosh's Irish Fest didn't let the heat ruin the weekend of festivities. Although it may have slightly impacted attendance Sunday.

"Overall it was a wonderful weekend,” Oshkosh Irish Fest’s Matt Miller said. “And while it might be a little bit humid and a little bit warm today, we can't complain because it was just a great weekend and a great event once again."