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Beautiful Library with a Friendly Staff

Atlanta's library is situated right on Route 66 and is a stunning building in an octagonal shape... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Aurora, Ohio
Beautiful children's section

The structure itself is lovely. Not sure if it is handicapped accessible. They have modernized as... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Bloomington, Illinois
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12 Jul 2017
“Beautiful Library with a Friendly Staff”
8 Jun 2017
“Beautiful children's section ”
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Atlanta's library is situated right on Route 66 and is a stunning building in an octagonal shape and a clock tower out front. A plaques out front tells visitors about the clock tower and the mill stones. What really makes a library is the people....More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The structure itself is lovely. Not sure if it is handicapped accessible. They have modernized as much as possible. Children's area is truly delightful and well stocked.

Thank suzij0
Reviewed 19 October 2016

...so why not stop by and see this one when stopping to see Tall Paul & eat/drink at the Palms Grill Café (both close by), as you do Route 66? We did and although not the most scenic building around it is an architectural rarity.

Thank pd7
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Atlanta's public library is literally a center of attention whereas it is in the center of town. Although it was closed the day of my visit, I was amazed by its architecture. The clock tower nearby, features an original 1909 hand-wound clock. Built in 1908,...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Finally, on my fourth visit to the Atlanta Public Library, it was open! They serve a small community of 2,200 people, so it has some limited hours. It was well worth visiting. The library was built in 1908 and is an octagonal building. It was...More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

It will only take you 10 minutes to admire the clock tower and walk through the library, and it's time well spent. If you're not in a hurry, sit down in one of the leather armchairs and read a newspaper or just enjoy the view.

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 7 May 2016

As you are making your way north on Historic Route 66, you'll come across this library which has been around for over 100 years. Probably most interesting is the architecture or the shape of the library which is an octagon. Worth a photo op if...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The city's public Library has continuously served this small farming community since it was built in 1908. It is one of the rare eight sided libraries in the Midwest.

Thank Rolf A
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