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.
5 & under Storytime Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Mondays at 10:30am Drop-in Toddler and Preschool Playtime Kids 5 and under are welcome for open play, giving parents and caregivers a chance to chat. Come join us! Fridays at 10:30am Fall storytime begins September 24th. All programs are drop-in, no registration required.
The Brownell Library will be closed on Thursday, September 20th due to a building wide carpet cleaning. The library will reopen Friday, September 21st. Sorry for any inconvenience!
The library welcomes former rare book dealer Ray Rickman for a fun, interactive program exploring what makes books valuable and which types of books have the highest retail value. Bring in three of your books for complimentary estimates on their market value in an Antiques Roadshow-type format! Mr. Rickman is a former state representative and […]
We would like to thank everyone who helped with our Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. We appreciate all the hard work of the volunteers who helped move books outside on Friday to place them under the tents by category, as well as the many helpers who staffed the check-out areas on Saturday […]
The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Monday, August 13th in recognition of Victory Day.
Participants and families of the summer reading program are welcome to join us for pizza, cookies, and drinks as we celebrate our youngsters for participating in Summer @ the Library 2018! We will also raffle off the musical prizes for those who completed the game sheet, and kids can pick up a free book to […]