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.
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.
The talk by the DEM on the American Woodcock (AKA Timberdoodle) scheduled for Saturday, April 14th has been canceled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay tuned to our website for more information.
Join us at the library as we host a livestream of author Angie Thomas’ lecture at Rhode Island College. Thomas is the author of “The Hate U Give,” this year’s book selection for Reading Across Rhode Island. This event is hosted in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for the Book and the Open Books-Open […]
The spring storytimes and drop-in playtime will run from March 19th through May 18th. Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am, Preschool storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30am, and Drop-in toddler and preschool playtime is on Fridays at 10:30. There will not be a Preschool storytime on April 19th because Casey Farm will be here […]