Best Ways to Beat the Heat

By Penny the Flamingo

Summer is in full swing and the heat is already hitting hard. It can be tempting to wait out the season indoors until it is time to start complaining about the cold again, but then you would be missing everything that makes summer great. Being an expert on all things summer, I have complied a list of the best ways best the heat!

1. Make your own cool treats.

Nothing says summer like a cool treat. Ice cream, slushies, and popsicles are the perfect way to cool down. You can make your own frozen desserts with help from books from the Frankfort Library.

Titles to look for:

Popsicles and other Fruity Frozen Treats

Sunil Vijayakar, Liz Franklin, and Elsa Petersen-Schepelern (641.862 VIJ)

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Donna Egan (641.862 EGA)

Ice Pops!

Cesar and Nadia Roden (641.863 ROD)

Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert

Peggy Fallon (641.86 FAL)

Mexican Ice Cream

Fany Gerson (641.862 GER)

2. Cool off at local establishments

Homemade treats are nice, but sometimes it is nice to hang out around town. The best place to stay cool and enjoy the summer weather is the TPA Park pool. There are also plenty of places to go for ice cream and other frozen snacks.

Places to go:

TPA Park Pool

1 Adrian Marks Dr.

Frankfort, IN 46041

Admission: $3/person


Monday – Sunday

11:30 AM – 6:30 PM

KJ’s Ice Cream Shop

58 W. Clinton St.

Frankfort, Indiana 46041


Monday – Friday

3 PM – 9 PM


1 PM – 9 PM



Frankfort Milky Way

750 Washington Ave

Frankfort, Indiana 46041


Monday – Saturday

11 AM – 10 PM


12 PM – 10 PM

Hawaiian Shave Ice with Food

1902 E Wabash St

Frankfort, Indiana 46041


Monday – Sunday

11 AM - Noon

Dairy Queen of Frankfort

1958 E Wabash St

Frankfort, IN 46041

Monday - Sunday

11 AM - 9 PM

Drive-Thru open until 10 PM

3. Come to the Library

Give into temptation and seek shelter indoors. The Frankfort Library has air-conditioning and plenty of ways to keep yourself occupied throughout the hot summer months. People of all ages can find programs to attend, such as art classes and movies. The Lower Level has a volunteer run coffee bar and the checkers board is always ready to play. We offer a wide selection of books, CDs, and DVDs to take home and enjoy.

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