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Address: 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT 06426
Phone Number: 860 767-1560
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A place to relax and read the paper,books,and use the computer; I used the computer there often for many years... I also went to a chocolate tasting event at this library in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Elizabeth G
Hamden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A place to relax and read the paper,books,and use the computer; I used the computer there often for many years... I also went to a chocolate tasting event at this library in 2012 or 2013 on a Sunday afternoon. And I also went to a lecture in the evening about ghosts; great time at both events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An excellent library in historic Essex. Fairly new and complete with an excellent children's section. Computers for public use. The library is friendly, very clean and comfortable. Always a nice selection of free books in the foyer as you enter.

Thank steve375
Essex, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our library is small for a small town but it has the ability to source books and videos from other area libraries. The staff is very cheerful and helpful. They offer to reserve later discs in the series you are following so they are ready when you are. They have a wonderful children's area with a very complete Thomas the... More 

Thank JackX729
Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The staff at the Essex Library are the most helpful and happy librarians I know. They go out of there way to help, and are always happy to recommend a book or a resource.

Thank Teenzone
Essex, Connecticut
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This library has it all. Great staff, wonderful for every age level. The book selection and programs are filled with new and different events every month. I love spending time here.

Thank Harley M
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love our Essex Library of which I am a member. The staff are so helpful and very pleasant to deal with. It's a wonderful place to browse and if a book is not on the shelf, the staff will order it and send an email notifying when it's ready for pick up. Great service! The only reason I give... More 

Thank Angels862
Essex, Connecticut, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

So much goes on at this library I have to pick and choose and miss some attractive programs because of time. I belong to library book clubs, watch opera movies, listen to authors, attend debates, play bridge and on and on. One really handy service is the book-a-librarian which anyone can do who needs tech help with any of their... More 

Thank Claire M
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Love this library and love the friendly staff, especially The children's librarians. They are very active with events, readings, crafts etc. A perfect place for a rainy day with the kids or on a sunny one, stop in, grab a book and head out to the park across the street.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very spacious, great service, good programs, excellent librarians and great technology. My children and I enjoy coming to this library at least three times a week and they have their book sales every May which is a real deal.

1 Thank Andrea L

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