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Not only historic but excellent!

Not only is this the first public library in the USA supported by taxation but it is one of the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
New England
First public library, still good

This is the first library in the nation supported by public funds (tax)--there's a plaque saying as... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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29 Aug 2018
“Not only historic but excellent!”
17 Mar 2018
“First public library, still good”
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Not only is this the first public library in the USA supported by taxation but it is one of the best. All of the librarians go out of their way to suggest, locate and reserve books and are always friendly with conversation on even the...More

1  Thank Annigan61
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is the first library in the nation supported by public funds (tax)--there's a plaque saying as much. And it has wifi, quiet places to work, a nice children's section with read aloud, all the things you'd like in a library. Nice and small. I...More

Thank Eastlight108
Reviewed 4 October 2017

"Our Town Library's" claim to fame. The Peterborough Town Library’s claim to importance is not that it was the first library to which the public had access, for such libraries had existed before 1833. Rather, its importance rests in its being created on the principle,...More

1  Thank Sean R
Reviewed 25 September 2016

While this is a small library, it is up to date with WiFi, comfortable reading chairs, computers for the public and a friendly staff.

Thank Allie3646201
Reviewed 25 August 2016

From the website this looks like it would be a very impressive library, but the actual street front entrance and inside are ordinary and the inside looks like any other old town library. The book shop next store that is associated with the library was...More

Thank Jasmine G
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