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 all day on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Due to winter weather warnings, the Brownell Library will be closed all day on Thursday, January 4th. The library plans to re-open on Friday, January 5th at 10am.
With the New Year comes a list of resolutions. Why not start the year off right with some peace of mind? Learn the ancient sequence of meditations known as The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim). Each week the class explores one meditation from this sequence. Instructor Katherine Brown is a Little Compton resident […]
Our phone system is temporarily down Wednesday, December 27, 2017. We hope to have them in working order within a day. Thank you.
The Brownell Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 25th and will remain closed the following day, Tuesday, December 26th. The library will return to normal operating hours on Wednesday, December 27th when it re-opens at noon. The library will be closed again for New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1st. […]
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!), […]