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First Lenox Library

Lenox, MA
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Lenox
Type: Libraries
Description: This 1815 library is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stopped in town to look at the shops and have some food. A local told us we must go see the town the library before we go. I am so glad we listened to them! What an amazing library. It has been restored and is well maintained. Ask a local about it and they will tell you all the... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stopped by for the book sale and took a look around. There are some lovely, furnished rooms -- one for reading and one for music. The acoustics were great, I could hear the music in the music room, but not in the reading room that abuts it!

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Originally the town hall, the Library is a beautiful building to see and sit in the reading room for a quiet hour of magazine browsing.

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Tyringham
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This library is so fantastic it squeaks! Not just the books, the staff know everything as in everything! Go if only to see the ceiling and architectural details. The history of the building alone is mind boggling. And another beauty of the MA library system is that if you have a library card in one it's good for all the... More

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Bedford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Lenox library is our home away from home in the summers. We spend a lot of time there, borrowing books, attending lectures and buying books at their great book sale.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Perfect retreat for a quiet place to study while in town, browse the rows of books and settle down for a good read in a classic New England library

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Arcata, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a beautiful old building, well restored, lovely ceilings and decor. Always some display about history of the area, and of course a large choice of books. Internet available, and used books to buy in case you run out of reading while you travel. I would not have thought to go to a local library on my trip, but... More

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Upper Nyack, NY
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99 reviews 99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you are just passing through Lenox you probably won't think of visiting the library, but if you have a few minutes and you are walking through town on the way to Haven or Loeb's or Nudel or anywhere really, you should take a few minutes to stop in and check it out. There is some nice artwork on the... More

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Great Neck, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

If you love books and architecture this is the place to see. A gem. I wish I could have had a guided tour of the place.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Open 'til 8pm. Comfortable arm chairs. We couldn't believe it was really a library.

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