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Virtual Fall Storytimes and Activities!
Free Digital Access to Comic Books and Graphic Novels This Summer in Rhode Island!
Free Books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, presented by the Bazarsky Family Foundation
Staycation 2020! Explore all the places you can go from home!
Limited Browsing, Curbside Pickup and Limited Delivery Available!
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the library is open for limited browsing!

As of Monday, June 29th, the library is open for limited browsing. Monday through Friday the library will be open from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 3pm. There …

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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.