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Community Center in North Liberty open for showers and electronics charging

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KWWL) — The City of North Liberty is opening the Community Center's (520 W. Cherry St.) doors for a free service to anyone in the ICR area affected by August 10 derecho for a hot shower or access to wall outlets to charge electronics.

Below are the hours:

  • Friday, August 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The City of Cedar Rapids has also announced that on Saturday, August 15, a free cell phone charging and Wifi station will be available at the US Cellular Center arena (370 1st Ave NE).

The Cedar Rapids station will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until electrical power in Cedar Rapids returns. Those in attendance should enter the arena off 1st Ave. near the 4th St. railroad tracks. Masks are required for everyone inside the arena and charging stations are social distanced.

Reservations for the North Liberty Community Center are not available and one household will be allowed in each locker room for up to 15 minutes. This is to comply with social distancing. Those using the showers will be asked to sanitize the showers and used surfaces with provided cleaning products before exiting.

If the locker rooms are in use, guests will be asked to wait in the recreation lobby. Shower users will have to bring their own towels, but soap and shampoo will be available.

Charging electronics can be done in the recreation lobby and charging cord will not be provided. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the lobby at a time and masks are required. The remainder of the recreations facility will stay closed.

The North Liberty Library will also be available by appointment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday August 15th. This is for computer use and laptop checkout. Call 319-626-5701 to book a slot. Free Wifi is available in the North Liberty Library parking lot 24/7.

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