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.
Join us for a series of three storytimes with local children’s author, Gina Beaumont. She will read from some of her favorite books and follow with a simple activity. Friday, July 7th at 10:30am Friday, July 14th at 10:30am Friday, July 21st at 10:30am All ages welcome!
Explore the properties of electricity and creativity using conductive dough. Through hands-on art/science activities, you will learn how circuits work, and the difference between conductive and resistive materials. Use LED lights, play-dough and imagination to create electric artwork! Wednesday, July 5th at 6pm under the tent Intended audience for ages 5 & up.
Earlier this week, our friends at Silk Tree Farm visited the Brownell Library to discuss their work preserving heritage breed animals.
Join us for Oracle Award winning storyteller, Diane Edgecomb, as she delights and entertains with her high energy and inclusive telling of Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales. Wednesday, June 28th at 6pm under the tent. All ages welcome!
The Friends of the Brownell Library will hold their annual books sale Saturday, August 5th, 9am-3pm. The sale will be located on the back patio. Admission is free, so be sure to stop by and stock up on your summer reading.
Starting June 3rd, the library’s weekly Lego Club will run from noon until 1pm to accommodate the library’s upcoming summer Saturday hours. No sign-up or registration is required, simply stop by for some LEGO-building fun! LEGO Club takes place each Saturday and is open to all ages. LEGOs will be provided — just bring your […]