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.
Living Literature — the collective of RI-based artists and educators who teach literature through live performance — will visit the library for a presentation of the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. The event takes place Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30pm at the Brownell […]
The Brownell Library will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, April 5th, due to a scheduled staff meeting. The Wednesday opening time of noon will be pushed back to 1pm to make time for the meeting. Regular hours will resume immediately afterward, with the library closing at 7pm that day.
On Thursday, April 20th at 10:30am, Casey Farm will be here for a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. The presenter will also bring chicks that can be held after the slideshow. All ages are welcome, come join us for this exciting, and very fluffy, good time! Thursday, April 20th at 10:30am
The Brownell Library Book Club has selected Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson as its book in April. The club will meet up at the library on April 12th to discuss the book. Summary: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in […]
Join us from 2 to 3pm on Saturdays, beginning April 1st, for open, drop-in LEGO building fun! The LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination and creativity. All ages welcome.
Spring storytime and crafts will begin March 27th and run through May 9th. Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 11am and Preschool storytime and crafts is on Tuesdays at 11am. All storytimes are drop-in, no registration is required.