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.
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 […]
The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday when the library opens at 10am. We at the library wish all of our patrons a happy and safe holiday weekend.
Set your sights to the stars on Wednesday, May 17th, as we welcome Barry Peckham of Litebox Telescopes to the Brownell Library for an exploration of the nighttime sky. Peckham will be bringing one of his own, custom-made telescopes to display and discuss, and will share insights into the mechanics and construction of his ultra-portable, […]