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“Great for Genealogy Research”
Review of Sturgis Library

Barnstable, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Great for Genealogy Research”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Sturgis Library, located in the oldest building housing a public Library in the country is noted for it's extensive research materials tracing families with roots or ties to Cape Cod. It also has a vast library on maritime history and the fishing and whaling industries that sustained the Cape's economy for several generations. With a large selections of books of all types, it also has video and DVD libraries, children's books and magazines and newspapers delivered daily. They present lecture series throughout the year and hold several events to raise funds. A great place to spend a rainy day in Barnstable.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Cape Cod
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great library”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This library is a treasure. Not only is it historic, but it is quaint, vibrant and helpful. It has a special geneological area. It often has lectures available for the community.

Visited July 2013
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Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous library”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We were able to access what we needed at the library to plan our hiking day! The computers were available to us!

Visited February 2013
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Akron, Ohio
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely library, pretty village”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Loved the Sturgis Library, which has all the modern library amenities combined with an old, colorful history (it has a possible claim to being the (or one of) the oldest in the country.

Visited August 2011
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