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.
Join us at the library to welcome Casey Farms and ProjectCHICK to learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed. Chicks and Chickens will be present for children to interact with. Thursday, April 21st at 10:30am
Join us at the Brownell Library for the third and final portion of our series of movie nights to bring you back in time. March’s movie event will be a selection of episodes of the Carol Burnett Show. Tuesday March 22nd 5:30pm at the Brownell Library
Author Joseph A. Conforti, distinguished Professor of American and New England Studies Emeritus will give a talk on his new book. Mr. Conforti grew up in Fall River and introduces us to Lizzie, her father and step-mother, and he shows us why who they were matters almost as much to the trial’s outcome as the […]
The Belle of Amherst is a beautifully woven one-woman portrait written by acclaimed playwright William Luce tells the story of Emily Dickinson, in the first person, from her poems, diaries, and letters. Actress Linda Monchik will pull you into Dickinson’s wondrous world as she weaves and stitches together the mere glimpses Dickinson left in word. […]
Rhode Island filmmaker, radio host, and storyteller, Marc Levitt, will present his latest short documentary, “Woven in Time: The Narragensett Salt Pond Preserve.” The film focuses on the story of the Narragansett tribes’ origin place and its journey through time, and unlikely alliances, to remain ‘untouched.’ A Q&A/discussion period will follow the film. More information […]
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.