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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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