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.
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. Registration will be required so please contact the library for sign ups.
Musicians and storytellers Phil Edmonds, Kevin Fallon, and Mary King will keep the Celtic soul alive with this all Irish program that embraces and celebrates Irish history and culture in story and song. Wednesday, March 1st 6:00PM at the Brownell Library
What happens when the library closes? Kids bring their stuffed animals to this special bedtime story time to find out! Their stuffy will spend the night in the library and when at pick up the nest day, they will discover just what happens when the lights go out! For children of all ages, though 3+ […]
Join the Wednesday Night Book Club in their annual after-hours movie night meeting. The movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, tells the story of a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera star despite a less than beautiful singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Pizza will be served so kindly RSVP. Tuesday, […]
Come explore the legend of Bigfoot with Little Compton native Ryan “RPG” Golembeske from Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot. You will learn the history, search techniques, show secrets and the greatest stories from around the world. Skeptics and believers are welcome to enjoy this Brownell creature feature. Wednesday, January 11th 6:00 pm