Recognizable by its red brick exterior, Southold Free Library started life as a bank in 1891 on Main Rd. in Southold. The building was converted into a library in 1928 and has since served the hamlets of Southold and Peconic. The library was expanded in 1991, and its trustees hope to have another expansion--which will double the size of the building--finished by 2012. Services include a full reference collection, free Internet access, a youth room and DVD rentals. The library's Whitaker Room contains a comprehensive historical collection of local diaries, letters, postcards, photos, yearbooks and newspaper articles, open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1pm to 4pm.