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.
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Dear Friends, We would like to thank all those who helped make The Friends of the Brownell Library annual book sale on Saturday, August 5th, such a success. We were blessed with a wonderful group of volunteers who moved a mountain of books on Friday, and helped with the organization of the tents. Although the […]
Come join us for Summer @ the Library Pizza Party! Program participants and their families are invited to join us for pizza and cookies, fun crafts and experiments, and the raffle prizes drawing. Registration is required, please sign up inside the library or call 635-8562 by Monday, August 7th! Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm
The Brownell Library will be closed all day Saturday, August 5th, in order to host the annual Friends of the Brownell Library book sale. While the book sale takes place out back under the library’s tent, library facilities will be closed to the public. However, wi-fi access will still be available outside the building. For […]
Join us as Ocean State Animal Coalition presents Who Lives in Your Backyard? This program focuses on the needs of wildlife in our community and how people can be good neighbors to the animals in their backyards. This interactive presentation instructs about the variety of species we share our state with and points out ways […]
Join us as we welcome Dave Marchetti for Animal Experiences! Animal Experiences is a fun and incredibly hands on way to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, small mammals, and Wally the alligator, up close and personal. Dave’s program combines learning interesting facts about his animals with the thrill of actually handling them. Wednesday, July 26th at […]
The library is hosting free meditation classes throughout the end of July and beginning of August. Each class provides participants with an introduction to the meditative experience, and runs roughly 45 minutes. Classes are held at 9am in the library and there are still some slots open for the remaining 5 classes. These classes run […]