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Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library

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A great resource and friendly welcoming facility

Out-of-town author, visiting friends in NoA, needed a place to work quietly with a decent wifi... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
coyotebanjo
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Lubbock, Texas
great library

Great historical building with a new addition that blends in with the character of the museum... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
Beverly W
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Jun 26, 2018
“Volunteer job visit with BFAIR”
Apr 1, 2018
“A great resource and friendly welcoming facility”
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A full service, CWMARS library with expanded loaning and great web resources .... your gateway to learning.
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74 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247-4168
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I visited this attraction with a group of me and Jenna as part of the BFAIR volunteering. I thought at first that it would be something that I would be interested in, but then memories of my grandfather passing took over. Also, the light in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aland528
Lib D, Manager at Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Sorry about the motion detector lights in the restrooms Alan. Motion sensors are part of the energy conservation effort that give us our LEED certification. There are many places in the library where lights and even heat and airflow are controlled by room activity. The...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Out-of-town author, visiting friends in NoA, needed a place to work quietly with a decent wifi signal. A great resource and friendly welcoming facility. Staff, volunteers, and board are all to be commended.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Great historical building with a new addition that blends in with the character of the museum. great children's department and activities. offers something for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Beverly W
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The city of North Adams' public library is in a beautifully restored mansion, the former home of one of the city's mill owners. It is a quiet place, appropriate for a library, with a fairly small collection of books but a lively schedule of programs....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nnie V
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This is an interesting place to visit and free. The librarians were knowledgeable about the house. Probably only need about a half hour here as a tourist. Visited January 2016.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

While visiting my old home town my sister took me on a tour of the Blackinton Mansion which is the town library. I hadn't been there since maybe the 3rd grade.....over 40 years ago. It has recently been totally redone beautifully, preserving the old while...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Keith S
Reviewed July 20, 2016

This former family mansion, now a public library, offers a decor seen in grand old hotels but offers the necessary modern technology for readers and researchers. Built with exquisite details in 1865-67 for Sanford Blackinton, who made his fortune providing woolen cloth for Civil War...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

I've been going to this library for years with my daughters, and there's a great selection of books, movies (VHS and DVD) and activities (when my children were younger there was a reading & coloring program.) There are often special activities such as pajama movie...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

This building alone has such an amazing history and the architecture is beautiful. The building did have some work to it but they tried to keep it looking like it would in the year it was originally built. They did an amazing job. The library...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Feels like walking into a museum - it is quite big - lots of nice places to sit and read - details from the house are still there, paintings, etc., very welcoming and historic building - kid section is large - worth a visit:)

Date of experience: August 2015
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Lib D, Manager at Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2015

We are so pleased to be listed on Trip Advisor. A new brochure about the mansion is at the printer now and we are planning on adding Saturday tours in the Fall.

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