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Provincetown Library

356 Commerical St, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-7094
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If there is one thing you should do in Provincetown, go to the Library! Commercial Street can be noisy and all shops and restaurants, so duck into the Library.A historical building from the 1800's, it has been renovated (WIFI, carpet, etc) but still retains its roots. And you need to go upstairs, 2nd floor first, where you (and your kids,... More

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I absolutely love this library. They renewed my library card for free and they have great atmosphere. You can use computers there and even print out information. The librarian was very helpful and laid back. I love visiting this library more than any other I have been to.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Make sure you go here if you are in town, and go upstairs! I read some reviews before going, but wouldn't tell my husband what the surprise was. He was shocked! Aside from the surprise, the views from upstairs are great!

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a must stop to see this beautiful, just renovated library. There are public rest rooms, free Wi-Fi, and great views from the upstairs windows. When this was a history museum, a large model of a ship was built inside; now this space is a children's reading area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I am a Children's Librarian from Long Island, NY and was amazed to see the beautiful ship displayed in the center of this historical building...What great history to be told and absorbed in the minds of the young!

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Massachusetts
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22 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped by the library with the grandchildren to see the huge sailing ship replica on the second floor. Very interesting view to the past. Nice job in building this ship. Must stop by when in P'Town

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were on vacation with our three year old son. We were walking along and a woman outside told us to check out the library. TRUST ME!! Go to the second floor and see the replica whaling ship...it is an amazing sight. In addition to the boat, our son loved the children's section. This library was absolutely worth checking out!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

To be blown away by the full sized schooner they built INSIDE the library. Flyer Santos, a local legend in this town, fought to keep this ship inside the library before they built it. We all thought it was crazy, but when we saw it after the renovations we were all blown away! A good place to bring a laptop... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Definitely visit the library. The building is historic and beautiful. You have heard of a ship in a bottle but have you ever heard of a ship in a library? Go to the second floor and be stunned. Quiet and relaxing. Plus free internet!

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Alexandria, VA
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203 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A great place to get away from the crowd on Commercial Street. Fully equipped with connections to the Internet as well a full array of current magazines and newspapers. Excellent staff who are very helpful in finding your needed resources. A good collection of books and CDs for town residents. A beautiful building that stands out in the town. Check... More

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