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 from 2 to 3pm on Saturdays, beginning April 1st, for open, drop-in LEGO building fun! The LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination and creativity. All ages welcome.
Spring storytime and crafts will begin March 27th and run through May 9th. Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 11am and Preschool storytime and crafts is on Tuesdays at 11am. All storytimes are drop-in, no registration is required.
Due to inclement weather, Brownell Library will be closed all day Tuesday, March 14th. The library will reopen for regular operating hours Wednesday, March 15th, at noon. We thank our patrons for their patience during this time. Please, stay safe.
Thinking of Spring? Stop by the library and peruse our selection of free seeds to help bring in the season! Thanks to a generous donation from the URI Master Gardeners, library patrons may now choose from a selection of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds to bring home and plant in their own gardens. The seed […]
Thanks to Mary King, Kevin Fallon, and Phil Edmonds of Celtic Harp RI for visiting the library to regale the community with their eclectic mix of traditional Irish stories and songs! For a taste of their lively performance, check out the video below:
Wipe out your late fees by donating to the Little Compton Community Food Bank. Just bring in any unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food items and toiletries to the Brownell Library, all month long. Please note: only eligible donations will be accepted. No pet food. Waiver does not include charges incurred due to lost or damaged library […]