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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I walked through Yarmouth to Dennis to find the old Indian burial ground and the first guy states, "we 're closing". I then greated him, and stated , "just need directions". The LADIES WERE FINE; they gave good directions :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the elevator to the top of the library for an amazing view of the harbor. There's also a ship in the children's library which was very cool.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Dont want to spoil it but get the lift straight to the top floor for fantastic views and a lovely surprise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is a treat on the second floor that you must see.....but I don't want to spoil the surprise. Enjoy!

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new york city
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Much bigger than the old library, and gorgeously designed around a replica of a prize-winning boat. The replica stands in the middle of the second floor children's section. Comfortable furniture, great views of the town from top floor. Great art.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one one of the loveliest small-town libraries I've ever seen for its elegant architecture, delightful children's area that includes a space inviting for them and pleasant for adults, as well, with lots of wonderful books, computers, play objects. The library also houses a wonderfully installed half scale model of a 1905 Schooner, the Rose Dorothea -- fabulous to... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A friend who came to PTown a month before told me to check out the ship in the library. It's quite a sight to see a complete ship inside this historic building. Inside the library looks modern and updated. There are display cases and video screens about local maritime history and how AIDS affected the community in the 80s-90s. I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such a neat space for a library, and old Methodist church, with a 1/4 scale tall ship in the middle, and amazing views of the sea. Grab a great tale of seafaring and sit in a chair by the window overlooking the sea, and imagine yourself waiting for your sailor to come home.

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Denver, Colorado
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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 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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