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.
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.
Join us as we welcome Dave Marchetti for Animal Experiences! Animal Experiences is a fun and incredibly hands on way to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, small mammals, and Wally the alligator, up close and personal. Dave’s program combines learning interesting facts about his animals with the thrill of actually handling them. Wednesday, July 26th at […]
The library is hosting free meditation classes throughout the end of July and beginning of August. Each class provides participants with an introduction to the meditative experience, and runs roughly 45 minutes. Classes are held at 9am in the library and there are still some slots open for the remaining 5 classes. These classes run […]
Little Compton residents now have access to a suite of digital audiobooks via RB Digital, courtesy of the Bradford Livingston Memorial Book Fund. These audiobooks are in addition to those already offered by the Ocean State Libraries’ eZone. With RB Digital, you can listen to audiobooks via your computer’s web browser, or by downloading the […]
Join us for Mad Science of Southern MA & RI as they present Build a Better World, a fun and highly interactive program that explores science and engineering with a fabulously edutaining Mad Scientist! Wednesday, July 19th at 6pm All ages welcome!
Join us for a special storytime and activity with author Rebecca Chace as she presents her latest book for middle graders, June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny. Monday, July 17th at 3pm For middle graders 3rd-7th grade June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny June Sparrow and her best friend—a miniature pig named […]
Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, will present Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Bingo. Join us for a fun hour of learning about Rhode Island’s amazing wildlife and local conservation efforts! Enjoy a game of “wildlife bingo,” close up looks at natural artifacts, and a presentation by RI DEM’s wildlife outreach […]