So inviting is the buttercup-yellow facade of this Victorian library, built in 1868, that curiosity will undoubtedly draw you inside. The two young ladies who started up this enterprise in 1852 with a shelf full of books had the right idea. The original pair of reading rooms remains intact, with facing fireplaces and comfy armchairs. A major addition houses meeting rooms, an auditorium, and a Brewster history room. The library hosts special exhibits, lectures, and concerts.