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Beautiful and also a great library

My favorite section is the children's section. So much for them to do and look through. Its a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DianeN627
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Carlsbad, California
Galveston History

We visited the library to learn more about Galveston history. There’s a great photo display on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My favorite section is the children's section. So much for them to do and look through. Its a great way to spend a couple hours with small school aged children. Grandparents, take the littles and have a very fun couple hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the library to learn more about Galveston history. There’s a great photo display on the fourth floor. Renovations are underway to restore some of the original architectural features. A comfortable place to visit on a hot day.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to miss this beautiful library that is a mix of the historic 1800s building and the 1970s mid-century addition, both lovely in their own ways. Interesting story of the founder who provided the funds and insisted the library be public and open for all....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

An amazing library in plus with community needs. A whole floor for children’s library that is a not a boring quiet corner but interactive, colorful, and can be child’s volume. Great children’s programs that are held responsible times and days that work with parents schedule....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

We met up with a Ghost Tour just outside the library and had a few minutes to explore. Impressed with the interior of the library, and discovered a Friends of the Library permanent book store. We're told the library is the oldest continuously-run library in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank johnfK5046AA
Reviewed May 23, 2019

Go upstairs and see the Galveston and Texas History Room and find out what makes Galveston the way it is today. They've got photographs, lots of books, lots of collections, just about anything you need to find, they've got it. And sometimes, they've got it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cherokee C
Reviewed May 21, 2019

This is a slice of Texas history. Great place to take out of town guests or your kiddos on a mini field trip. Historians will admire the manuscript collections, historical artifacts, paintings and rare books / first editions. Kiddos can marvel at the ship and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GottaRun
Reviewed May 7, 2019

It has so much history and it is a very neat place to visit and look at all the cool things they have to check out upstairs. They also have a great area for children and lots of great materials to check out and look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

We saw the library on Easter day while in the area. It is not operating on Sundays but we did enjoy the architectural historic design and fountain (on the right side of building when facing the front doors). So glad that it has withstood hurricanes...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed April 19, 2019

make sure you stop in and see this privately held public library. sounds crazy but it is as much a museum as it is a library. the story behind it is fascinating. they were remodeling while we were there and it was noisy but for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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