The Ferguson Library, Stamford

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The Ferguson Library is Stamford's public library with a Main Library downtown, three branches and a bookmobile. Passport services are available at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch. Call 203 964-1000 for information or fergusonlibrary.org. The Friends of The Ferguson Library operates an award-winning book shop at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch, which is open during library hours.
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  • A beautiful building which looks exactly like one would picture a New England library to look like. Has everything a patron could want- including a nice new books section and a very well stocked books...  more »
  • It's such a great resource for Stamford. I didn't get a library card here for so many years after we moved and I really regret it. Always someone to help me out finding a book, using the resources, lo...  more »
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  • I asked a lady across from the Borrower's service a question about something and she did responded nicely at first but after returning back to her, she got all snotty and I didn't like it!!! She could be a lot nicer and hold her composure.
  • What was once a city treasure of vibrant activity, has become a cemetery of lost knowledge. Books are regularly "weeded out' as the once great library collection is methodically annihilated. Picture The Romans sacking the library of Alexandria. The literature section has become rows of empty shelves. The New Books section is a catacomb that echos earlier times as new book purchases dwindle save for a small smattering of Amazon top ten pop books, and always a new book of World War II Germany. The Starbucks is gone. The children events remain quite popular while once frequent adult visitors such as myself and my wife find little reason to enter the vast emptiness that now exists. What you may see are rows and rows of empty tables replacing what was once bookshelves. It appears this once great hall of knowledge which anchored and defined downtown Stamford is destined, by plan, to become an Internet Cafe, but didn't all of those fail decades ago? It's all very, very sad because the Library was one of the primary reasons I chose to move to Stamford. Now what once was, is just a memory. Update: Adults looking for very informative lectures and interesting activities may want to check out the New Canaan library. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Stamford. My wife and I tend to go there quite a bit nowadays.

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