Built like a cathedral but with two stories of windows to let the outdoors in, the Haines Library is a gathering spot for visitors and residents alike. Three easy chairs at the end of its great hall are a privileged nook for patrons who get there first. When opened in 2002, Library Journal ranked this as the nation’s finest small library. It’s also the town’s architectural landmark, with a cathedral-like design and high wall of windows that bring in the towering Coastal Range peaks. Find a book or magazine, sink into the rocking chair or an easy chair and soak in the view. You’ll feel like you’re in a five-star lodge. Free public-use computers and WiFi.