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Alan D wrote a review Jun 2018
North Adams, Massachusetts79 contributions15 helpful votes
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 the bathroom was controlled by a motion detector, and that was nerve racking because if it didn't sense any motion, the light would go off. All in all, it was an average volunteer job experience.…
Date of experience: April 2018
Response from Lib D, Manager at Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library
Responded Jun 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 restroom lights turn off automatically to conserve energy when patrons leave the area. This is the first time we've heard about folks being left in the dark. Sorry for your inconvenience.
coyotebanjo wrote a review Apr 2018
Lubbock, Texas142 contributions38 helpful votes
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
Beverly W wrote a review Jun 2017
23 contributions2 helpful votes
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
Nnie V wrote a review Mar 2017
Providence, Rhode Island52 contributions14 helpful votes
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. The local history collection on the second floor is especially useful for researchers. But this is probably not a site I would visit if I didn't have that interest.…
Date of experience: January 2017
A3735SSkatieh wrote a review Feb 2017
Ramsey, New Jersey29 contributions12 helpful votes
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