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Address: Lenox, MA
Description: This 1815 library is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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oasis in the cold

A wonderful, quiet place to read a magazine between touring around town. Comfortable grand chairs and tables. Great book sale, too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
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Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A wonderful, quiet place to read a magazine between touring around town. Comfortable grand chairs and tables. Great book sale, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A combination of historic New England and modern conveniences. Sharon Hawkes heads the library and does an A+ job. Many events are held at the library so check the schedule.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a beautiful space. The librarians are very helpful. Also I greatly appreciate the museum pass program. They also where able to get books and movies through interlibrary loan.

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Boston, MA
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A great old, big library with something for everyone! even went to a benefit concert while I was there!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were told by a local to tour this old historic building in town and we were not disappointed. It has the charm lost by today's cookie-cutter styling.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were walking around Lenox and encountered a woman coming out of the library. She told us about the beauty and history of the building and encouraged us to go in and take a tour. The Library Executive Director dropped whatever she was doing and gave us a very informative tour. She did not point this out at the end... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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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