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Greensboro Public Library

219 N. Church St, Greensboro, NC
336-373-2471
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Ranked #25 of 33 Attractions in Greensboro
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Nov 26, 2013
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Rome, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our primary objective was the Children's Museum, and this building is right across the street with easy access via a nice wide crosswalk. Upon entering, there is a snack bar and used book section. I enjoyed a latte there, as did my husband and daughter later. Our grandson found it hard to leave the museum, so I took my Nook... More

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Browns Summit, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Felt the need to secure all bags, children and personal items. Getting past the crowd to even get into the building felt very scary.........they need to clean up the area so you feel safe going in. They have a great selection but its too scary to enter downtown

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our family loves books so visits to the library are special. We have experienced many different public libraries in all the cities we have lived, and Greensboro's libraries are bright, clean and efficiently run, but are simply lacking in the number of books and options offered. Maybe it is the fact that so many great colleges are in the area.... More

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Jamestown, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Every library in the system has it's own personality. My favorite is the one off of New Garden Road that is built in a wooded setting with a Frank Lloyd Wright style and is furnished in a modern style. There is even a screened in porch with rockers. When entering, be sure to look up. There is a great mural... More

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I am always shocked at the lack of books in the Library system. My much smaller home town has many more options than here.

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north carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have always loved libraries. The downtown library is a great place to use the research materials. The librarians are very helpful when searching in the reference department. There is a lot of material on the different counties. There is also a very good microfilm selection of past newspapers. There are many local branches- which is where I generally go.... More

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Greensboro, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I either check their monthly events flyer or their website and take my daughter for book readings, crafts, magic shows, movie screenings etc. They offer a lot of fun events for kids.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My family recently starting frequenting the library and we love it. My young daughters are both avid readers and were very surprised at how many books there were that the schools don't have. Also the librarians were super helpful locating books that were not in the main branch, and even called and held them for us at another branch. I... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The building is large, airy, and well-lit. The staff are pleasant. But there are no books. Long shelves go on and on, and they're...empty. The oddest library I've ever been in. I got my library card when I moved to Greensboro two years ago, and I've yet to find one single book to check out. The volumes that they do... More

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Greensboro, NC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

multi levels,bright cheery and clean. And a coffee shop, what more could you want. There's still nothing like the feel of a real book in your hands. The reference section here is fantastic, especially for historical information

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