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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
Phone Number: +1 508-487-7094
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One amazing library

Looking for things to do on an out of season day in Provincetown we read that the library has a half-scale model of the sailing ship that won the Lipton Cup way back when. Seems... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for things to do on an out of season day in Provincetown we read that the library has a half-scale model of the sailing ship that won the Lipton Cup way back when. Seems the buiding was originally a museum and when they decided to have a model of this ship (which is huge - they had to knock... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restrooms are good.Did not stay there very long. Nice building architecture to look at while we were strolling.

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Guilford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always gratifying to see libraries are still alive and this one is a real gem-offering more than one would expect.The ship on the top floor is a nice complement to the views from the windows.A nice place to visit.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here to take a break from Commercial Street and was pleasantly surprised. The childrens area was clean and comfortable. There were big padded blocks for climbing. My 10 month old had a blast crawling around and climbing. If you have a little who is getting antsy from the stroller, this will give them a nice break.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Interesting local items, the boat in the children's section is great! Lots of places to sit and be quiet.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Beautiful inside and out. Well organized. Views from the upper windows are very rewarding. Lots of local art on the walls.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It is such a well stocked library and well managed. Also, this is one of children's favorite places to go in Provincetown. It is not to be missed, even by tourists!

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Thank dlrboston
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The big surprise here is the beautiful schooner ( built to scale....half size, to be exact) on the second floor. Absolutely beautiful !! Also if you climb up one more flight of stairs, you will get a stunning view over Provincetown, from the third floor. There are elevators to the second floor, which makes it easy to access for those... More 

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2516 Rancho Cabeza Dr.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I know, how often do you go to a library on your trip? Believe me, it's worth a stop in. Take the stairs up to the second and third floor - you won't be disappointed!

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Hartford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Check out the library with its half-scale replica of the schooner Rose Dorothea INSIDE the building. There is a video you can watch about schooner in the library, too. Lots of information (of course, its a library) and a used book sale, too. The library is open 7 days a week! Bravo! Check hours.

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