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Important Updates and Information

Library Closure Update

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the public and staff in regards to the COVID-19 virus, the Brownell Library will be closed until further …

Update for Library closure

The library will be closed next week, through April 4th due to state mandate and health precautions. We will continue to post any new updates on the website, so please …

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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.

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What's Happening at the Library

COVID-19, RI Department of Health
Drop-in Playtime–Postponed Until Further Notice
Yesterday–Postponed Until A Later Date!
Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song–Postponed until a later date
Cookbook Club–Cancelled For April 15th
Wednesday Night Book Club–Cancelled for April 8th
5 & Under Storytime–Postponed Until Further Notice
Writing from Experience Workshop