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.
Join us for Living Literature as they present “A Holiday Sampler,” a 45 minute readers theater style presentation of stories, poems and essays celebrating the spirit and practice of Christmas. It includes such authors as Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Grace Paley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Loudon Wainwright, Shel Silverstein, Mary Oliver, Louisa May Alcott, Richard Wilbur, […]
Our next session for 5 & Under Storytime will begin November 19th and run through December 17th. It is held at 10:30am on Mondays. join us for stories and songs! Join us for Drop-in Toddler and Preschool Playtime! Every Friday at 10:30am, kids 5 and under are welcome for open play, giving parents and caregivers […]
The library will be closed Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.
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.