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.
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
Wipe out your late fees by donating to the Little Compton Community Food Bank. Just bring in any unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food items and toiletries to the Brownell Library, all month long. Please note: only eligible donations will be accepted. No pet food. Waiver does not include charges incurred due to lost or damaged library […]
In an effort to ensure the safety of the grounds, Brownell Library will be closed all day Wednesday, February 15th, to allow for needed tree-trimming services. Regular hours will resume Thursday, February 16th, when the library re-opens. We thank our patrons for their patience during this time.
Come check out original photo greeting cards made by National Park Ranger, Alyssa Parker-Geisman. The images are from national parks around the country and beyond. The cards sell for $3 each or 4 for $10, and proceeds will benefit the Friends of Brownell Library. Thank you for your support!
Join us for an evening with Living Literature as they present a readers theater version of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Three performers will recreate the characters of Lee’s Macomb County using their voices and bodies to dramatize this classic read. Wednesday, February 22nd at 7pm
Winter storytime at Brownell Library will run from January 30th through March 14th, with no storytime on February 7th. Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 11am, and Preschool storytime and craft is on Tuesdays at 11am. All storytimes are drop in, no registration is required!
Middle school students in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us Mondays after school to learn how to knit and work on projects together. The club will run through April 10th and enrollment is limited. Registration will be required so please contact the library to sign up!