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South Coastal Library

43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
(302) 539-5231
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Type: Libraries
Traveler Description: South Coastal Library is located blocks from the Bethany Beach, DE boardwalk and features a great children's section.  Wonderful place for a rainy... more »
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English first
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When we are in Bethany this is one of our first stops for DVDs and local beach papers. The staff has many volunteers and is always helpful. There are lots of speakers and programs all season. They run a great fund raiser "cottage" tour in July and a kicking book sale in August. The beach, bandstand and library are the... More

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Bishopville, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Probably the worst library in Delaware. The selection is limited and the staff is not helpful whatsoever.

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Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have a condo nearby and spend a lot of time in Bethany. The library is a great place to spend down time. The staff is quite helpful and there is a lot material to brouse.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

If you are in the mood for unpleasant service and little to no selection, this is the library for you. The least helpful library in Delaware.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This library is wonderful. It has the usual books and magazines. It also lends DVDs. It is staffed by the nicest, knowledgeable, helpful people.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I know these ladies are volunteers but can they please be a little bit friendly? Apparently, they don't like the non-locals visiting. They are cold and very "clinical" in conversation. I love visiting the library, but I feel like I'm not wanted and I feel like I'm walking on eggshells at this one. Perhaps a pep talk? Smile, it's not... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I live in the area and use the library often. I can get books for my kindle from the library, which is wonderful

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The library is located on a quiet street in Bethany and offers and nice place to stop and relax and stay cool on a hot day with young children in tow or a quiet spot for a rainy day.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We are a small town, but with a big town library. Beautiful building and dedicated staff. The town should be very proud to have such a facility.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The library handles summer demand very well. They have an excellent selection of books and many interesting programs.

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