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Excellent children's floor

The children's room is the best! Easy for your kids to roam free, be a little loud and pick out... read more

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Lucky to have this incredible library in Cambridge

We are very lucky to have such a wonderful main public library (and system of libraries) in... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The children's room is the best! Easy for your kids to roam free, be a little loud and pick out whatever they want to read (and check out). They have storytimes for both babies and preschoolers but note that parents queue up early for both...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

We are very lucky to have such a wonderful main public library (and system of libraries) in Cambridge. I cannot say enough about how great CPL is. They put on a lot of free interesting programs, author talks and educational events for the public. There's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I always love a library, and Cambridge's new library has it all, without losing the beautiful old library with its arched ceiling and glorious woodwork. Especially liked all the "to go" selections, ready to be picked up and checked out at a moment's notice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 May 2018

It's no Boston Public Library but it'll do! The lawn out front is full of families and dogs and is a nice place to sit and read when you need a break from all of the concrete and bricks. The inside is large with a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WorldyWinos
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A real meeting place in Cambridge. The beautiful lawns were alive with sun bathers, Frisbee throwers, soccer player, children learning to ride bike and play baseball.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steven R
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit just to see the architecture. A wonderful design for a modern, vital and active public library. One of the best in the U.S.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JWC87
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stayed warm during the wintry NE months by sitting in the library. Nice! To distinguish yourself from the homeless, pick up a book or magazine and look busy.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Maynard C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a very spacious library, even allowing for snacks and drinks on the first floor. Service was great every time we asked for help.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank vaclean
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The library was always a cozy spot for book lovers. It's part of the Boston area library system. The new addition was wonderfully planned. Lots of computer access and a great place to sit and read all day. It even has a snacking area. Very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sherpadog
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful public library with an outdoor playground and lots of green space outside. When the weather is nice, it's wonderful to get coffee from Darwins Ltd (a coffee shop that's about a five minute walk from the library) and relax on the grass with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Steph7475
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