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“The best small library in Massachusetts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Concord Free Public Library

Concord Free Public Library
Ranked #11 of 31 things to do in Concord
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Maynard, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The best small library in Massachusetts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

I'm a little biased because a zillion years ago I went to high school across the street from the CPL. Still, all those years later I live ten minutes away and I still think it's the finest small library anywhere in Massachusetts. The architecture is stunning, the selection, the CPL's layout and its history, all of it combine to create the finest small library in the state. Only the famed Boston Public Library is better.

Visited February 2011
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English first
Concord, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“What a treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

I am now 68 years old and have used libraries all my life, both as a casual reader and as an academic. This library tops all of the free public libraries I have ever used. The building is both comfortable and historic. The librarians are knowledgeable, polite, and helpful without fail. There are not only books--and if they don't have it they get it--but also CDs, DVDs, books on tape, a newsletter that keeps you up to date, and museum passes. I am enormously grateful to be able to order books online and just pop in to pick them up. Or, if I'm in the mood, to sit in one of the reading rooms for a time. I am also learning French online through their Mango offering. In addition, the Friends of the Library sponsor wonderful literary and musical programs. There are even bring-your-own picnic concerts outdoors in the summer. The Concord Free Public Library is a treasured community resoucre.

Visited November 2011
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Gansevoort, New York
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful and historic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

An awesome building filled with amazing literary treasures! The only sad part is how the upper areas of the rotunda are closed to the public.

Visited November 2011
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