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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Code Blue Warning


MAYVILLE, N.Y.:- Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills have prompted the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to issue a Code Blue Warning for Chautauqua County. This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower and requires shelter access to anyone in need of assistance.


During normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, people seeking emergency shelter should report to the Department of Health and Human Services offices in Dunkirk or Jamestown where emergency shelter will be arranged.  After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays, persons seeking emergency shelter or those who know of someone who is in need of emergency shelter or who is experiencing homelessness should contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911 and shelter assistance will be provided.  Assistance will also be provided by any local law enforcement agency in Chautauqua County.


In addition, the following Chautauqua County library warming centers are open during the following hours and at the following locations:

  • Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton, N.Y., on Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek, N.Y. on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Ashville Free Library, 2200 N. Maple Ave., Ashville, N.Y., on Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Darwin R. Baker Library Association, 7 Day St. Fredonia, N.Y., on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Ellington-Farman Free Library, 760 Thornton Rd., Ellington, N.Y., on Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Hazeltine Public Library, 891 Busti Sugar Grove Rd., Jamestown, N.Y., on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • James Prendergast Library Association, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, N.Y., on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Patterson  Library, 40 S. Portage Rd., Westfield, N.Y., on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Sinclairville Free Library, 15 Main St., Sinclairville, N.Y. on Monday and Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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