I hadn’t been to the temporary home of the Sawyer Free Library at 21 Main St in Gloucester yet so I stopped by to load up on reading material for the long Thanksgiving weekend. I didn’t expect much out of the smaller space they moved into while renovations were happening but I was pleasantly surprised with what has been done with the space that is available. The space is well staffed, nicely laid out and offers most of the amenities we are accustomed to. There were several patrons there as I wandered around checking things out. The biggest and best surprise (for me) was that the local history department is up and running with at least some of their most popular materials. For me, it’s the microfilmed Gloucester Daily Times! Thanks library staff for making the space pleasant for patrons once again. Don’t be hesitant to give it a try for yourself!