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.
This Summer, the Friends Book Sale, held for the first time in a long time, behind the Library, was a huge success. If you volunteered, donated, or purchased books at the sale, the Friends would like to extend a warm thank you to you! The money raised throughout the year through memberships and book sales go straight back into the library to purchase materials and bring you programs. So thank you for your continued support; we couldn’t do what we do without you!
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
Native RI author Ann Hood will join us to speak about her latest book, The Book that Matters Most, “an engrossing tale that reminds us of the power of the written word to comfort the soul” (BookPage). When: Wednesday, Oct 12th Time: 6:00 pm Where: Little Compton Community Center
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, October 15th Time: 10:00am Where: Simmons Mill Pond Area on Colebrook Rd.
Local photographer and comprehensivist, Jim Egan, will share known theories about the history and purpose of the famous Newport Tower (a.k.a. Stone Tower, Viking Tower and other names). Mr. Egan will share what he has learned about the tower over the years, and offer a new theory about who built this landmark, and more importantly, […]
Toddler Story Time Mondays at 11am Sept 19 — Dec 12 Preschool Story Time and Craft Tuesdays at 11am Sept 20 — Dec 6
Learn how to make delicious recipes that fuel a strong and active body. Participants will learn how to read and prepare a recipe and other easy steps to success in the kitchen. A chef will lead the group in making the ultimate in fit & tasty food. Thursday, July 7 3:00 pm Brownell Library, […]
In “Move Move Move,” an interactive family concert with Nashville singer-songwriter Miss Lynn, kids and adults will engage their bodies, hearts and imaginations. Including her original songs, “Clap My Feet,” “Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty,” and “Ready to Go,” along with other original and traditional songs. Wednesday, July 13 6:00 pm Brownell Library, under the […]