Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster

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In 1852, when Brewster was flourishing with the wealth of homecoming sea captains and the vigor of many small businesses, the Brewster Ladies' Library came into being. Two young ladies, Sarah Augusta Mayo and Mary Louise Cobb, with several friends, engaged in the ambitious project of raising money to provide a library for the town. They were successful, and established a shelf of books at the home of Captain Mayo on Main Street. This library opened January 29, 1853.

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  • I could spend hours in this library browsing through books and videos and art work on display. I have visited every year for over 60 years and watched it change to meet the times. I highly recommend!  more »
  • The Brewster Ladies Library is a charming historical building that allows locals and tourists alike to find a cozy corner to read and relax! Programs are slated throughout the summer and there is also...  more »
  • The Brewster Ladies Library is one of the friendliest and most interesting libraries on the Cape. Steeped in local history, the library hosts regular talks, movies, readings and special events. The st...  more »
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  • best library around, staff is helpful, special events are terrific and collection of materials is super and if they don't have it they find it fast!
  • Terrible hours. Otherwise it's a fine library. I went yesterday, to get stuff done, they are closed. On a Monday! I'm ready to go again right now.. at 8am, and they don't open until 10am!!! An hour after I am supposed to be at work. Great.
  • It is a historic library with all the modern conveniences. Well worth a stop just to brouse.
  • This is a great library. Has a great stock of books to borrow plus a room for books for sale. Staff is helpful. Also they have a magazine recycle bin where you can take and leave magazines. I've always had a lovely time at this library.
  • This library is small and has a homey feel. They have book sales in the basement where you can get lost. It's a great place to spend rainy days, and you don't have to be a resident to get a library card. Computer use is limited.

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