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“Love the smell of books!” 5 of 5 stars
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First Lenox Library
Lenox, MA
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Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Lenox
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Owner description: This 1815 library is on the National Register of Historic Places.
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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“Love the smell of books!”
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

Visited October 2012
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Arcata, California
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110 reviews
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“Don't miss the library!”
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 wanted to see a display about Tanglewood. I was so happy I did not miss this beautiful sample of old Americana.

Visited July 2012
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Upper Nyack, NY
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“A wonderful retreat”
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 walls, interesting magazines on a big table in the reading room and if you are looking for a place to get out of the heat of a summer afternoon and take a break, this is a great place to do that.

Visited July 2012
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Great Neck, New York
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8 reviews
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“Back in time”
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.

Visited February 2012
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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“Oh, to have libraries like this in the UK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

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

Visited October 2011
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