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.
By now, it seems everyone in the world is familiar with the term “path of totality”. We would like to present an alternative version. In Little Compton, this path of totality leads directly to a free experience available to all at the Brownell Library. All roads converge to this wonderful building, where the world is at your fingertips, facilitated by an exceptional staff.
Join us for a special pre-Halloween movie extravaganza! We will be showing the movie Hotel Transylvania and be enjoying pizza and snacks!
The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day.
Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, October 10th, when the library re-opens at 10am.
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. Only eligible donations will be accepted. No pet food. Note: Waiver does not include late fees incurred from overdue fishing gear, telescope, or […]
Do you love to cook and enjoy reading cookbooks? The Brownell Library will be starting a new cookbook club to meet the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm. Each month we’ll read a different cookbook and everyone will choose a recipe to make and share. Our first pick is Food52 Genius Recipes.
Starting September 22nd, the Brownell Library will host a weekly Toddler Playtime every Friday at 10:30am. The program requires no registration and is free and open to all children under the age of five. Bring the kids by for open play and a chance for parents and caregivers to chat!