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Newark Public Library

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Newark Public Library

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5 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3175
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NewarkScubaDiver wrote a review Sep 2018
Newark, New Jersey281 contributions267 helpful votes
This is an true hidden gem of the City of Newark. Let's start with the The Ballantine House, a restored home from the Victorian Era. It is beautifully maintained and actually allows a walk-through. Next, the Dreyfuss Planetarium provides amazing shows daily and is connected with the Victoria Hall of Science which is a great collection. Another Dreyfuss find is the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, located behind the museum, it is decent size and a good walk. The rest of the museum is best described as a mini Natural History museum ... you can spend at least 2 to 3 hours enjoying the exhibits. It is worth the price of admission.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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jhatwo wrote a review Aug 2018
new jersey72 contributions54 helpful votes
it looks small when compared to nyc and other bettter known libraries. but, you will find theat is a complete library that can provide all you reading and research needs. the library staff includes experts in all fields to assist with your needs.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Vishwa wrote a review Aug 2018
Columbus, Ohio14 contributions35 helpful votes
One of the best library in Newark area & has a huge collection of books for all ages. Recently, they have changed their policies. Please check with the receptionist for any queries.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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theodore919 wrote a review May 2018
Newark, New Jersey7 contributions4 helpful votes
There is a vast amount of knowledge in this building, as with all libraries. BUT if you want a vast amount of in depth history about ANYTHING in the city, you can find it here.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Dotty K wrote a review Mar 2018
Haddonfield, New Jersey105 contributions38 helpful votes
I just went here today, and in addition to reading many kinds of books, this library also helps those who need help in filing their taxes, using the computers for different--especially for job seeking. One can also look at special exhibits on two floors; today the special exhibits covered WWI and Newark's role in that war and pictures that a local photographer took of everyday people in different neighborhoods in Newark. The building itself is majestic, and I noticed the stained glass central ceiling and a mural on one of the walls depicting a pastel painting of youths dipping into the pool of knowledge. Did you know that this place is also where the very first all Star Trek convention took place? It was, and it took place for a day on March 1, 1969.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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