Friends Annual Book Sale–Saturday, August 3rd from 9am to 3pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 3rd for the Friends of the Brownell Library Annual Book Sale. The sale will be held behind the library under our new Pavilion from 9am to 3 pm. There will be many wonderful hard and softcover books, music, movies, etc., come discover your perfect find! Everyone is welcome and there is free admission!

The Library building will be closed due to the book sale.

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Movie: A Plastic Ocean Saturday, June 15 @ 11:00 AM

“We live in a world of plastic. Shopping bags, drink bottles, your toothbrush and even your clothes are among the everyday items made from plastic. But plastic isn’t fantastic, and neither is the current state of our environment.

Humans have been mass-producing plastic since the 1950s. We produce hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year and production is only increasing. Unfortunately, most of it is used only once and then thrown away.

Only a small proportion of plastic is recycled. The majority ends up in landfill or, in the worst case scenario, our oceans.

A Plastic Ocean is a documentary film directed by the Australian journalist Craig Leeson. It dives into and investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life.

What starts off as an adventure to film the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, leads to the shocking discovery of a thick layer of plastic debris floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Craig, alongside Tanya Streeter, a world record-breaking free diver and environmental activist, then travel across the globe to report on the havoc caused by decades of plastic use.

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Thank You from the Friends of the Brownell Library

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 and helped clean up everything afterward, despite the deluge of rain.

Finally, thank you to everyone who attended our sale — as you know, the money raised benefits our wonderful library. We thank you all for your patronage.

Sincerely,

Board President Dee Holliday &  all of the Friends’ Board Members

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Friends of the Brownell Library Annual Book Sale

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.

Book Donations

We are no longer accepting donations for the book sale.

Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to help set up or work at the book sale, especially moving books the Friday beforehand, please contact Dee Holliday at (401) 635-2384. Community service hours available if needed.

Please Note: The library building will be closed all day during the sale.

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Canvas Library Bags Available!

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.

All proceeds benefit the library. Only a limited amount of bags available, so please visit or call the library at 635-8562 to reserve yours.

Made possible by the Friends of the Brownell Library.

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Friends of the Brownell Library – Annual Appeal

October, 2017

Dear Friends;

By now, it seems everyone in the world is familiar with the term “path of totality.”  We would like to present an alternative version.  In Little Compton, this path of totality leads directly to a free experience available to all at the Brownell Library.  All roads converge to this wonderful building, where the world is at your fingertips, facilitated by an exceptional staff. No special glasses or good weather necessary (although free glasses were available at the library for safe viewing, no weather guarantees were available!).

The Friends of the Brownell Library exist to augment the funds received from the town budget.  We provide “the extras “, and take guidance from the librarians and the patrons of the library.  You have a say in how the funds we raise are spent.

The available Wi-Fi is well used, day and night.  The T-Mobile Wi-Fi hot spots, available for checking out a week at a time, have been extremely popular.  This is a very nice service whether visiting or using in lieu of a home provider.

New passes are added, as interest is indicated, and others not renewed as interest wanes. We provide a myriad of choices, whether you wish to visit museums, zoos, aquariums or historical societies.  There is something for every age and interest.

If a book you want is not available in town, the librarians will assist in obtaining it.  Free downloads are also an option. Fishing poles, telescopes, and cake pans are just a few of the items available to enjoy.

The programs for both children and adults span a vast range of interests.  If there is a topic you would like presented, or are willing to present, please let your ideas be known to the librarians.  They aim to please, and do it well.

We thank you for helping make our annual book sale a success.  Whether you contribute books for the sale or purchase books, it would not be possible without your support.  Many of you do both!

Our library is gem, but your help is needed in maintaining the standards to which we have become accustomed.  Your donations, in any amount, help us do just that.  All donations go directly to the library.  We are fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers who recognize the value of the library and work to maintain the standards they wish to provide.  We respectfully ask you to remember The Friends of the Brownell Library when you make your decision to contribute to organizations you wish to see flourish.  We promise to use all donations wisely, and keep your interests in mind in allocating the funds.

Thank you so very much for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Sincerely,

Dee Holliday & Roberta Shaw

Co-Presidents

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