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 library will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Join us for a showing of The House of the Spirits, a film based on the Isabel Allende novel of the same title. The movie is in place of the regular Wednesday Night Book Club selection. We will also be enjoying pizza and snacks, so please RSVP! All are welcome, however this movie is rated […]
The Brownell Library will be closed in observance of the holiday season from December 24th through December 26th, and from December 31st through January 1st.
Join us for Living Literature as they present “A Holiday Sampler,” a 45 minute readers theater style presentation of stories, poems and essays celebrating the spirit and practice of Christmas. It includes such authors as Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Grace Paley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Loudon Wainwright, Shel Silverstein, Mary Oliver, Louisa May Alcott, Richard Wilbur, […]
Our next session for 5 & Under Storytime will begin November 19th and run through December 17th. It is held at 10:30am on Mondays. join us for stories and songs! Join us for Drop-in Toddler and Preschool Playtime! Every Friday at 10:30am, kids 5 and under are welcome for open play, giving parents and caregivers […]
The library will be closed Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.