INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The humidity is making the hot weather feel sticky and more and more people are looking for ways to stay cool.
The branch manager at the Indianapolis Public Library's Central Library says an extra 200 people a day are visiting.
"A lot of people like to be out on the Legion Mall and some other areas around here when it is pretty out. But when it gets hot, they will come in and cool off," said Cheryl Wright who runs the library.
Amanda Smiley came to the library to get some work done and give her kids something to do at the same time.
"It's been warm, it's been very warm. I'm just glad we have places like this and other places that are air conditioned and cool to hang out," said Smiley.
Indianapolis mom Brandy Samuel took her son and his friend to the splash pad in Washington Park to cool off. She says she has air conditioning in her home but it's not enough to stay cool when the temperature and humidity are so high.
"Our A/C only works in the living room. I have to have two fans on in my bedroom just to cool off," said Samuel.
The gym at Washington Park Family Center was also busy. Kids gathered to play a game of basketball. Across the hall, others took advantage of the pool table, air hockey table, ping pong table and video games.
For Melvin Watson it was the perfect place to hang out on a hot day.
"I can just come here to play. I just like being here for some reason. It's just fun," said Watson.
Indy Parks encourages families to take advantage of the water features and indoor activities at their facilities. Officials say there are plenty of places and ways to stay cool in the hot and humid weather.
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