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Scout Patch Program–New at Brownell Library!
Through Me To You Puppetry presents “Puppet Story Time!”
Beanstack Reading and Activity Challenges!
Check out Rhody Radio! Rhode Island Radio Online
Interested in reading the latest issues of dozens of magazines-for FREE?
Virtual Winter Storytimes and Activities! Check Out These Cool Videos and Crafts!
Free Books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, presented by the Bazarsky Family Foundation
Staycation 2020! Explore all the places you can go from home!
Limited Browsing, Curbside Pickup and Limited Delivery Available!
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Join us for together we read!

#TogetherWeRead, a digital book club connecting readers to the same ebook & audiobook at the same time with no waitlists or holds, begins Feb.10th! The featured title is ‘Love Lettering’ …

the library is open for limited browsing!

As of Monday, June 29th, the library is open for limited browsing. Monday through Friday the library will be open from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 3pm. There …

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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.