One of my favorite libraries is the Brewster Ladies' Library in Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It's a lovely library and of course, a historic one. I like that it started out as a "ladies' library" and that it's still called that.
A short synopsis of its history from its website:
I think it's really funny that men had to pay more than women to borrow books, but "that rule was dropped in time." 😄
Every summer this library has a huge book sale in their huge basement.
I've found some real treasure here over the years!
On a very rainy afternoon last summer (the same day that I mentioned here, here, and here, in fact), Sam and I went to the library. (John was at camp and we were waiting to pick him up.)
"May the books be with you." Yes, may they indeed!
There was a nice display up about Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit.
I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Peter Rabbit for this reason.
I love these beautiful literary stained-glass windows. I hadn't seen them before.
The back of the library.
I've seen a number of authors reference this library as a place that was very helpful to them in their research for the stories they wrote that were set on the Cape.
I'm looking forward to going here again this summer, and hopefully finding a few more treasures!