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“Excellent”

Concord Free Public Library
Ranked #11 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Concord, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

I love this library! I will spend all my day reading a book in there.
Great place for study specially history!
We love the little corner with all the old book with all the great american writers.
Second floor with the gallery, with great history off the town or local painters. Just great place to visit.

Visited June 2012
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Beautiful reading rooms”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The historic front of the building has two amazing historic reading rooms (one with almost all of the Fine Arts books - the 700s), and there are three floors of stacks in the newer edition. The large children's reading room is adjacent to a very large selection of DVDs for free checkout (and you can place holds on any media that is checked out). A great resource!

Visited March 2012
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Maynard, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The best small library in Massachusetts”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

I'm a little biased because a zillion years ago I went to high school across the street from the CPL. Still, all those years later I live ten minutes away and I still think it's the finest small library anywhere in Massachusetts. The architecture is stunning, the selection, the CPL's layout and its history, all of it combine to create the finest small library in the state. Only the famed Boston Public Library is better.

Visited February 2011
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Concord, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“What a treasure!”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I am now 68 years old and have used libraries all my life, both as a casual reader and as an academic. This library tops all of the free public libraries I have ever used. The building is both comfortable and historic. The librarians are knowledgeable, polite, and helpful without fail. There are not only books--and if they don't have it they get it--but also CDs, DVDs, books on tape, a newsletter that keeps you up to date, and museum passes. I am enormously grateful to be able to order books online and just pop in to pick them up. Or, if I'm in the mood, to sit in one of the reading rooms for a time. I am also learning French online through their Mango offering. In addition, the Friends of the Library sponsor wonderful literary and musical programs. There are even bring-your-own picnic concerts outdoors in the summer. The Concord Free Public Library is a treasured community resoucre.

Visited November 2011
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Gansevoort, New York
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful and historic”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

An awesome building filled with amazing literary treasures! The only sad part is how the upper areas of the rotunda are closed to the public.

Visited November 2011
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