Concord Free Public Library
978 318 3300
The stately brick building at the juncture of Main Street and Sudbury Road in the center of Concord, is the Concord Free Public Library. There's a statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson sculpted by Daniel Chester French -- the same artist who crafted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The main library contains a valuable Special Collections department in the climate-controlled basement with many documents related to transcendentalism and the American Revolution.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5 pm; Sat, 9am - 6 pm; Sun, noon to 5 pm
- What makes this community special?: Annual book sale on the lawn draws crowds from towns all over the Greater Boston area. Rare book auction.
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases
- Programs/classes: Concerts, story hours for kids, summer reading program
- Book donation information: Donate books to Friends of the CFPL at Main Street site.