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!
Dee Holliday & Roberta Shaw