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 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, […]
Starting in May, the library will be open on Wednesdays from 1pm until 8pm. The new hours will run until October 31st.
Living Literature — the collective of RI-based artists and educators who teach literature through live performance — will visit the library for a presentation of the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. The event takes place Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30pm at the Brownell […]
The Brownell Library will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, April 5th, due to a scheduled staff meeting. The Wednesday opening time of noon will be pushed back to 1pm to make time for the meeting. Regular hours will resume immediately afterward, with the library closing at 7pm that day.
On Thursday, April 20th at 10:30am, Casey Farm will be here for a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. The presenter will also bring chicks that can be held after the slideshow. All ages are welcome, come join us for this exciting, and very fluffy, good time! Thursday, April 20th at 10:30am