Winter storytime and drop-in playtime

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 playtime is on Fridays at 10:30am. Come join other parents and caregivers for friendly conversation while the little ones look at books and play with toys, puzzles and games.

 

All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!

Notice: Library Closed Monday, January 15th

The library will be closed all day on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The library will resume normal operating hours when it re-opens at 10am on Tuesday.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

Notice: Library Closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving

The Brownell Library will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5pm and will remain closed all day on Thanksgiving as well as Friday, November 24th. The library will resume normal operating hours when it reopens Saturday, November 25th at 10am.

The staff of the Brownell Library wishes all of our patrons a happy and healthy holiday. We are grateful to serve you!

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