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 on Wednesday, June 27th at 6pm for Circus Dynamics! Maurice of Circus Dynamics performs a vaudevillian styled Juggling and Balloon variety show. Come and witness gravity defying juggling, amazing balloon sculpting, a little balloon magic, and lots of laughs. After the performance Maurice will teach a balloon twisting workshop where kids can learn […]
This year’s summer reading program, Summer @ the Library 2018, begins Monday, June 18th with registration inside the library. The theme this year is Libraries Rock! Kids and tweens can complete a game board for prizes and enter to win a larger musically-themed prize at the end of the program. We will also welcome a […]
The Brownell Library will be temporarily closed from 10am to noon on Tuesday, June 5th, to accommodate a staff meeting. After the library re-opens at noon, normal hours will resume, with the library closing at 5pm that evening. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Brownell Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event. Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created in a private fly fishing event. […]
Fishing season has begun here in the state, so what better time to stop by the library and take out one of our freshwater (or saltwater) fishing rods and tackle boxes?
Support your library with the purchase of one of our new canvas tote bags! On sale for $20, these bags are perfect for carrying books, bringing along to the beach, or for shopping.