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 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 […]
Clinical psychologist, Dr. Adam Cox, PhD, will join us to speak about his latest book, Cracking the Boy Code: how to understand and talk with boys. Adam J. Cox, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and educational consultant. He has been consulting and writing about the emotional and cognitive development of youth for more than a decade. […]
Starting Saturday, September 22nd, the Brownell Library will be open from 10am to 3pm year round on Saturdays.
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!
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 […]