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Summer at The Library 2021!
Escape Rooms? Yes! Giant Jenga? Yes!
Scout Patch Program–New at Brownell Library!
Through Me To You Puppetry presents “Puppet Story Time!”
Check out Rhody Radio! Rhode Island Radio Online
Interested in reading the latest issues of dozens of magazines-for FREE?
Virtual Spring 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 2021! Explore all the places you can go from home–travel today!
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The Library Is Open!

We are currently open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 3pm. Please maintain at least 3 feet social distancing.Large groups will not be permitted.Computers will …

Embrace Spring with Virtual Garden Tours!

Check out these links to “tour” these beautiful gardens! Who wouldn’t want to land in the middle of one of Claude Monet’s iconic garden paintings? By taking a tour of …

About Us

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.