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Ogunquit Memorial Library

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Address: 166 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Phone Number: 207-646-9024
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Charming!

If you miss the old fashioned card catalogues - look no further! They still have one! Mary, the librarian, is a peach and sure to help you find what you need. This is THE rainy... read more

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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you miss the old fashioned card catalogues - look no further! They still have one! Mary, the librarian, is a peach and sure to help you find what you need. This is THE rainy day destination in Ogunquit - and it looks like a castle, so your kids will love it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to wile away a rainy day. Good choice of kids books. My favorite part was showing my kids what a real card catalog looked like. Beautiful art all around the inside. Free wifi. No bathrooms.

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Ogunquit, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture of this library is wonderful. And the gardens are attractive. But it is a library - I have visited four or more times and have pulled books off the shelves that have not been taken out in 20 plus years. This gem needs to current!. Newer books. DVD's. And update magazines.

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Thank LoveGoodFood207
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly agree with the previous reviews. Impressive structure. Lovely gardens. Somewhat annoyed-looking librarian probably assuming we were yet another family looking for a restroom (none, per the sign on the door). Would have been nice to feel welcomed as a family encouraging children to read on vacation, which would in turn provide future employment for librarians... Collection and arrangement feels... More 

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Thank F T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We did not get a chance to go inside but the outside is just amazing! I wish we stopped in. We thought it was a castle at first when approaching. Would have loved to learn more about the history but certainly great for photos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Always stopped here during Memorial Day --- always seemed to have a book sale on that weekend. However, this year there were no signs outside indicating a book sale --- was looking forward to it! Beautiful place tho if one has never been......

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White River, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We first thought it was a church but when we got closer it was a library. A beautiful stone building. It was however closed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great historic building. Charming librarian. Depending on your level of book/history loving this can be a 10 minute stop or an hour. It's certainly worth a step inside.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

What a unique, wonderful place! Great place for a rainy day read, or to check on local lore. Check out the antique grandfather clock when you visit! It's small and cozy, old and rustic, and peaceful. Just stop in for a few moments to see what a library must have been like 100 years ago.

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Lake George, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Quaint castle style library with not a lot to see. I snapped some pictures of the outside and we wandered in. The librarian barely acknowledged us, but also did not mind our wandering and admiring the paintings and the fireplace and such. We were probably inside 10 minutes...allowing time in the small childrens corner too. Worth the stop, but maybe... More 

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