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.
Family and friends are invited to the library for a night of holiday fun as we screen the movie The Santa Clause on Wednesday, December 20th at 5pm. We’ll have plenty of pizza, snacks, and refreshments available. Feel free to come in your pajamas! Registration is required (so we know how much pizza to order!), […]
Living Literature — the collective of RI-based artists and educators who teach literature through live performance — will visit the library for a presentation of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30pm. The 40-minute presentation recounts Shepherd’s Duel in the snow, or Red Rider Nails the Cleveland Street Kid, from which the […]
The Brownell Library will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be closing early on Wednesday, Novemeber 22nd at 5pm and will remain closed all day on Thanksgiving as well as Friday, Novemeber 24th.
Stop by the library Friday afternoons for our weekly LEGO club! Tap into your creativity and build to your heart’s delight. LEGOs provided. Join us every Friday from 3 to 4pm. All children ages 5-14 are welcome.
Fall storytimes will run from November 6th through December 12th. Join us for Toddler Storytime on Mondays at 10:30am and Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30am. All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!
The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Saturday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. The library will resume normal operating hours when it re-opens on Monday, November 13th. We at the library wish all of our patrons a thoughtful and reflective Veterans Day and extend our sincere gratitude to all the service […]