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“Lovely Library” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of First Lenox Library

Ranked #8 of 24 things to do in Lenox
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Owner description: This 1815 library is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bedford
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Lenox library is our home away from home in the summers. We spend a lot of time there, borrowing books, attending lectures and buying books at their great book sale.

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Love the smell of books!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Perfect retreat for a quiet place to study while in town, browse the rows of books and settle down for a good read in a classic New England library

Visited October 2012
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Arcata, California
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161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Don't miss the library!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a beautiful old building, well restored, lovely ceilings and decor. Always some display about history of the area, and of course a large choice of books. Internet available, and used books to buy in case you run out of reading while you travel. I would not have thought to go to a local library on my trip, but wanted to see a display about Tanglewood. I was so happy I did not miss this beautiful sample of old Americana.

Visited July 2012
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Upper Nyack, NY
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A wonderful retreat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you are just passing through Lenox you probably won't think of visiting the library, but if you have a few minutes and you are walking through town on the way to Haven or Loeb's or Nudel or anywhere really, you should take a few minutes to stop in and check it out.

There is some nice artwork on the walls, interesting magazines on a big table in the reading room and if you are looking for a place to get out of the heat of a summer afternoon and take a break, this is a great place to do that.

Visited July 2012
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Great Neck, New York
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“Back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

If you love books and architecture this is the place to see. A gem. I wish I could have had a guided tour of the place.

Visited February 2012
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