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64 Aberdeen Avenue
Mon, Tues, and Fri: 10am-6pm
We have four new residents at the Collins Branch. The chimp is perfect for giving hugs, the bear is great for snuggling up to and reading, and the zebra and elephant stand guard over our cozy and well-stocked Children's Room. Visit us soon!
The Collins Branch Library collection is as diverse as it is stimulating. The heart-stopping thriller, the incisive biography, and the off-beat paperback can be easily found in a welcoming ambience.
While every branch of the Cambridge Public Library is unique, the Collins Branch brings a warmth and charm that means the world to its patrons and neighbors. Beginning life as the Gale Lumber Company, the Collins Branch has been a library since 1936. Detailed with outstanding oak accents, the floors, doors, and windows are testaments to the workmanship of a day long gone. The glass in the transom shimmers with age, and the fireplaces give evidence to the building’s beginnings. Because of advances in other areas, both are no longer used but they still remind everyone who enters the library of its original purpose, its character, and its long association with the neighborhood. While some value its quaintness above all else, the library is vibrant and dynamic, offering a comprehensive collection of books, DVDs, audio books, children’s materials and magazines. There are two neighborhood book groups held on the second and third Thursdays of the month. Book groups are a great way to meet new people and discuss interesting titles. Each day the library begins anew, waiting for its patrons to leave their mark and continue the traditions begun so many years ago. Check out the calendar of events for more programming information.
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday: 10am-6pmWednesday: ClosedThursday: 1pm-8pm
64 Aberdeen Ave. 02138Phone: 617-349-4021Fax: 617-349-4423
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