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Address: 74 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247-4168
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+1 413-662-3133
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
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A full service, CWMARS library with expanded loaning and great web...

A full service, CWMARS library with expanded loaning and great web resources .... your gateway to learning.

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The library I remember has been totally brought up to date

While visiting my old home town my sister took me on a tour of the Blackinton Mansion which is the town library. I hadn't been there since maybe the 3rd grade.....over 40 years... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Keith S
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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

While visiting my old home town my sister took me on a tour of the Blackinton Mansion which is the town library. I hadn't been there since maybe the 3rd grade.....over 40 years ago. It has recently been totally redone beautifully, preserving the old while embracing the new features needed in an updated facility. The only sad part is that... More 

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Thank Keith S
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This former family mansion, now a public library, offers a decor seen in grand old hotels but offers the necessary modern technology for readers and researchers. Built with exquisite details in 1865-67 for Sanford Blackinton, who made his fortune providing woolen cloth for Civil War Union soldiers, the red-brick building was purchased to renovate as a library in 1896. As... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I've been going to this library for years with my daughters, and there's a great selection of books, movies (VHS and DVD) and activities (when my children were younger there was a reading & coloring program.) There are often special activities such as pajama movie nights as well. The real gem here (outside of the friendly and helpful staff) is... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This building alone has such an amazing history and the architecture is beautiful. The building did have some work to it but they tried to keep it looking like it would in the year it was originally built. They did an amazing job. The library holds many events for all ages, has a great amount of books - magazines -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Feels like walking into a museum - it is quite big - lots of nice places to sit and read - details from the house are still there, paintings, etc., very welcoming and historic building - kid section is large - worth a visit:)

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Lib D, Manager at Sanford Blackinton Mansion, North Adams Public Library, responded to this review

We are so pleased to be listed on Trip Advisor. A new brochure about the mansion is at the printer now and we are planning on adding Saturday tours in the Fall. More 

Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

The North Adams Public Library is one of the best and most unique in the United States. If you have a free moment, be sure to check it out. The library's architecture is an amazing piece of art!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

The Blackington mansion is beautiful. I am so happy it is the town library. Staff is super. It's like walking back in time.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Possibly the most beautiful building in all of North Adams, and one of the best in the Berkshires. I hope it forever remains a public library to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Bravo to the city for maintaining it. The building is priceless.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

If you love old architecture, you'll love the North Adams Public Library's gorgeous details. The history of the building is fascinating too...and if you get just the right librarian, you might hear a tale or two about the lady of the manor, who reportedly visits the restrooms and has been known to move furniture around. Shhh. You didn't hear it... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This place is beautiful. The woodwork & design of the building is really somehing. It looks like the perfect haunted house from outside! I love it!

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