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Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 421-1252
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Clearwater Beach,FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

They have the second largest genelogy department in the country and a very friendly and helpful staff. A good place to do family research.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one place any one, any age, will feel comfortable to browse stacks, check out art work, buy a snack, and contemplate great writings. Parking is great. Also, I am very impressed ACPL has provided food for children this summer.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

and not just because it is a genealogy powerhouse. it is clean and well stocked, the help is friendly and helpful. There is parking and places near by to get lunch or coffee or to stretch your legs. They do a nice job of using their meeting rooms for special events, have summer reading programs and just a very well... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

ACPL has an extremely comprehensive and accessible family history collection. In addition they have ample public computers and free printing. Photocopiers are also available for a fee. Librarians are knowledgeable and helpful. Other parts of the library are excellent as well and there is a Dunkin Donuts on site. What's not to like?!

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Escalon, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our genie club spent a week at the library looking up family heritage. Found more information than I thought possible. Great place, easy access, helpful staff!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There is a Dunkin' Donuts coffee shop co-located with the library that also sells used books. Such a deal! There is a large seating area to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and snack while perusing the books. The children's section is the best I have ever seen! The Exploration Area has toys and dress up as well as... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love libraries in general and this is one of the best. Of course their genealogy area is unmatchable. So much information is available at your disposal - you don't have to order the books or films brought to you. Lots of space and nice personnel. This library is so much more though. Huge fiction, business and non fiction areas... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

not sure i've seen a modern library like it, great features for kids too, the play area and the reading nooks got fully explored, and lovely fish tanks too. they have a full sized theater hidden in the lower levels and stop and take a min to watch the giant globe spin

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went to Fort Wayne to look up some family history at the local churches. We didn't know that THIS is THE library to go to for genealogy. The staff was helpful and there is so much information. Can't wait to go back!

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Titusville, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We are here for a genealogy rally. A group of us have gathered here for a week to use the genealogy library which is second only to the Salt Lake City Family History Library. Staff here all pleasant and helpful. Research facilities superb. A must visit for genealogy research. Parking in library garage $7 for all day. But across street... More

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