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Little but oh my!!

This library is small but oh so quaint. It has everything to offer from books to films and the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Sheila C
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
via mobile
Wonderful library

This library is a charming spot to visit and is a terrific resource for visitors and locals alike... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
VArelatives
,
Arlington VA
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Mar 4, 2018
“Little but oh my!!”
Sep 25, 2017
“Wonderful library”
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6a, Barnstable, MA
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This library is small but oh so quaint. It has everything to offer from books to films and the staff is wonderful. Real convenient on 6A and very pleasant surroundings. You will not be sorry.

Thank Sheila C
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This library is a charming spot to visit and is a terrific resource for visitors and locals alike. It has all the facilities of a larger library in a wonderful historic house. The "seed library" program for perpetuating heirloom seeds by allowing gardeners to "borrow"...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Sturgis Library is local treasure, It is located in a converted ship captain's house and is the oldest library building in America. The staff is wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. They offer media in many forms and have an extensive genealogical reference program. I go...More

Thank Fred T
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful local and historical library. The small rooms epitomizes early Cape Cod living and can easily give you an all encompassing experience while you read a period piece. This really is a must visit library.

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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Perfect place to do historical research and just hang out. Nice rainy day place to hang by yourself or bring the kids. My teen thought it was a cool place, that says a lot.

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Housed in a carefully restored white clapboard house in the middle of downtown Barnstable, Sturgis Library is a delightful discovery on Cape Cod. Steeped in Cape history, its various rooms house not only books but pictures and narrative accounts of the house and the town....More

Thank jeffl499
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

Totally beautiful library in a historic old building. Great programs for all ages, small gift shop section, friendly and welcoming childrens section. Gorgeous place.

Thank Pippa2070
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Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the oldest housed library in America-mid 1600's. Love the historical wing (you have to sign in to go to that part) and all the model ships plus bonus historical pieces around. Bright light airy and two floors of books. A book lover and...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Sturgis Library is a lovely old building that has seen a lot of changes over the years. Lots of additions and renovations but the original feel and historical significance is still very obvious. It's wonderful to just walk slowly around and take in all...More

Thank athelfrith
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visit the Sturgis Library where you will find not only a fabulous collection of books, but an extensive collection for genealogy research, art, craft, children's reading and movies. The staff is so well-versed and helpful. Stop in!

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