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“Largest Public Genealogical Library in the world!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Allen County Public Library

Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 421-1200
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Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Fort Wayne
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Granger, Indiana
1 review
“Largest Public Genealogical Library in the world!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The Genealogy Center has a wonderful collection. It's the largest public collection, 2nd only to Salt Lake which is a private collection of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
The Genealogy cente encompasses the entire 2nd floor of the new faciality built a few years ago in downtown Fort Wayne.

Visited May 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best in United States”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This library is rated one of the top ten libraries in the United States. Having moved away from Fort Wayne to another part of the country, I can truly appreciate what a great library I left behind.
The architecture, the facilities, the staff and the collections are world class.

Visited December 2011
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Great place to research or relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

After I go to work downtown, I always come by here. Sometimes I stop by to pick up a book or a CD, and they have a very good selection of those and movies. But sometimes I just stop in to chill in one of their chairs (both the stuffed chairs and the desk chairs are very comfortable). For the laptop luggers, there's free Wi-Fi and power outlets galore. There's also a Dunkin' Donuts here (I'm not sure, but I think this is the only Dunkin' Donuts in a library). I've heard good things about the genealogy department here, but I've only used it to look up some city history.

Visited July 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Amazing.`”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

What an amazing job the staff does! The libraries are accessible, easy to navigate. Staff is extremely helpful and readily available. The kids sections are well designed. Our family loves the libraries!

Visited May 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Terrific Library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This downtown library is popular among geneologists but we go because I have a small child who really loves to read and their childrens room is the coolest place around. They have a huge range of books but loads of things for children to do. Small children have climbing structures, a pretending area, and even computers. Their is a huge aquarium & bubble tanks which seems to draw children in like a magnet. The best part is the elevated chair pods that resemeble a space ship (to me). My daughter loves to curl up in one of those pods and simply escape in her books.

Visited July 2012
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