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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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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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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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USA
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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

visited down town branch while staying in town. AMAZING! Great location, so spacious so much to do! makes for a fun day downtown

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Gaylord, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Unimaginable resources here. If you do genealogy you MUST visit here, but plan to spend more than one day. The first day you just wander around overwhelmed with so many resources.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The staff here is super-friendly, from the librarians to the janitors. The overall layout makes sense in that items are easy to find. I appreciate the quiet-reading rooms. The children's area is comfortable for my pre-teens to read and relax while I look for books myself.

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