Sweltering, record-breaking heat is reaching its peak throughout the Bay Area Monday.
The National Weather Service says temperatures throughout the region are around 95 to 105 degrees.
Bay Area residents are dealing with the extreme heat in a number of ways — some ideas are practical and other hacks are more creative.
Gretchen Grathwohl, who lives in Oakland, doesn't have air conditioning.
"I don't think it's ever been this hot in my daughter's life," she says. Grathwohl's strategy for keeping her 2-year-old cool involves going to a splash park, which opened early, in neighboring Hayward.
KQED asked Reddit for pro tips on dealing with the scorching temperatures.
Reddit user Skyshadow42 suggests buying a "bare-bones window AC unit" for extreme heat days. Another user, Weedwacking, says taking a "mid day cold bath/shower" works wonders.
KQED also received more life hacks on Facebook. Lora Torgessen-Condon from Oakland says she lays out a wet hand towel in the freezer and spreads it over her torso at night while keeping the fan going.
Officials across the Bay Area are urging people to check on neighbors, and are publishing lists of libraries and other shelters for those looking to cool down:
Public Knowledge Branch at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St.
The following San Francisco Public Library branches: Main Library, Chinatown (program rooms only), Glen Park (program rooms only), Mission Bay (program rooms only) and North Beach (program rooms only)
City and county pools are free to the public Monday and City College of San Francisco has the following locations available:
City College of San Francisco Chinatown North Beach Campus, 808 Kearney St.
City College Ocean Campus, Community Health & Wellness Center, 50 Frida Kahlo Way
The following homeless resource centers are also available:
MSC South Drop-in Center: 525 Fifth St., open daily, 24 hours
Glide Walk-In Center: 330 Ellis St., Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
Mission Neighborhood Resource Center:165 Capp St., Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
United Council, 2111 Jennings St., daily, 5 p.m.-9 a.m.
Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara
City Hall Cafeteria, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara
Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara
Senior Center, 1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara
Northside Branch Library, 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara
Mission Branch Library, 1098 Lexington St., Santa Clara