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 Brownell Library will be closed all day on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day.
The winter session of storytimes and drop-in playtime will run from January 29th through March 16th. Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am for kids 3 and under. Preschool storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30am for kids 3 to 5 years old. Join us for stories, songs, and flannel board tales. Drop-in toddler and preschool […]
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.