I promised earlier this summer that I would investigate the newly renovated library in Ptown. On one of those 90+ degree days last week, I ducked inside to see what it was like.
As nothing in this town is like anywhere else (in fact, the town’s tagline is “Like Nowhere Else”), there is a giant sailing vessel inside.
Built in the 70s and 80s, the half-scale model of the Rose Dorothea dominates the interior. You can see it from every level of the library (except the first floor, be sure to go up the stairs!).
I love how it expands beyond the space of the central room.
It wouldn’t be a Provincetown building without an art gallery. This is Harry Kemp, the Poet of the Dunes, and the namesake of a road we travel every day, Harry Kemp Way.
And, finally, there is the view from the third floor windows looking onto Commercial Street and into Provincetown Harbor, where the fishing fleet is docked.
This is definitely a well used library. There were people everywhere inside, looking for books, working on computers, sitting in the chairs reading — even on a hot day in the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week. I can totally see myself bringing my laptop to this place and spending some time working here. Couldn’t be more inspiring!