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, August 13th in recognition of Victory Day.
Participants and families of the summer reading program are welcome to join us for pizza, cookies, and drinks as we celebrate our youngsters for participating in Summer @ the Library 2018! We will also raffle off the musical prizes for those who completed the game sheet, and kids can pick up a free book to […]
Join us as we welcome Dean Watts of Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu for a fun, energetic intro to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids moving and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline. Wednesday, August 8th at 2pm Best for ages 5 & up, no registration required!
Storyteller Joe Theroux presents a collection of stories about humanity’s universal language: music! A young violinist is the only one who can save the world from the Sea King’s dreadful dancing. A greedy turtle uses his quick wit to trick all of the birds of the forest into becoming rappers . . . but why? […]
The Friends of the Brownell Library will hold their annual book sale Saturday, August 4th, 9am-3pm. The sale will be located on the back patio under the tents. Admission is free, so be sure to stop by and stock up on your summer reading.
Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure is a fast-paced, hands-on show that brings the audience into the mysterious world of reptiles. Ray Ward’s unbridled enthusiasm and quick wit keep everyone engaged and on the edge of their seats. Not only is the presentation educational, it is loads of fun and entertaining as well! Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm […]