About the Brownell Public Library
The Brownell Library, built in 1929, was bequeathed to the people of Little Compton by Mr. Pardon Brownell when he died in 1921. In 1963 the stack addition was added and the town’s public library was removed from the town hall and physically combined with the Brownell Library. Since that time the Trustees of the Brownell Trust provide maintenance and repair of the building. Through the town annual appropriations, the taxpayers provide the funds for staffing, books and supplies.
New at the Library!
Adult and Juvenile sizes!
Fresh water and salt water!
Poles and tackle boxes check out for one week. Please be courteous and clean all poles and gear used before returning. Call or visit us for more information.
Note: Anyone over 15 years will need to obtain a fishing license (online or in person at the Town Hall).
Cake pans available to borrow!
Bring excitement to your next party, without the expense!
Borrow festive cake pans from the library, from dinosaurs to butterflies, Darth Vader to My Little Pony.
Cake pans go out for one week, and come with decorative tip sheets. Please be courteous and clean items used before returning.
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
2016 Summer Reading Program Line Up Wednesday, June 29th at 6 pm Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure, all ages event Tuesday, July 5th at 2 pm Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu, ages 8 and up Thursday, July 7th at 3 pm Farm Fresh RI, all ages event Wednesday, July 13th at 6 pm Nashville singer-songwriter Miss Lynn, all […]
Living Literature presents a 50 minute readers theater rendition of Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers, as part of Reading Across Rhode Island, signature program of Rhode Island Center for the Book. Performers Sharon Carpentier, Brian Platt and Dave Rabinow bring to life the times, the people, and illuminate the relationships between them. Wednesday, May 18th […]
Author Edward Lodi will be at the library to discuss his latest book, Massasoit’s Town Sowams in Pokanoket Its History Legends and Traditions. The book discusses the relationship of the Massasoits and the Pilgrims, and the dangers for each set of people in their struggle to survive in early New England. Wednesay, May 25th 6:00 pm […]
Volunteers Roger and Gail Greene will lead a walk through Simmons Mill Pond area where they will speak on the history, geological features, wildlife, and plants of the historic wildlife preserve. When: Saturday, May 7th Time: 1:00pm Where: Simmons Mill Pond Area on Colebrook Rd.
After School Knitting will resume February 29th 3pm – 4pm All children age 11 and older welcome. No experience necessary!
Citizen’s Scholarship — multiple awards The 2016-2017 Citizen’s Scholarship Little Compton application is for all students who plan to enroll full time undergraduate degree or technical program. Applications can be picked up at the Brownell Library, or downloaded here. Little Compton Grange — one award, $500 The Little Compton Grange scholarship application is for […]