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Greensboro Public Library

Address: 219 N. Church St, Greensboro, NC
Phone Number: 336-373-2471
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in Greensboro
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was delighted to see the enthusiasm in a least one of the check out staff and their helpfulness to the patrions

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Rome, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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