About the Brownell Public Library
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.
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
Stop by the library Friday afternoons for our weekly LEGO club! Tap into your creativity and build to your heart’s delight. LEGOs provided. Join us every Friday from 3 to 4pm. All children ages 5-14 are welcome.
Fall storytimes will run from November 6th through December 12th. Join us for Toddler Storytime on Mondays at 10:30am and Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30am. All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!
The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Saturday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. The library will resume normal operating hours when it re-opens on Monday, November 13th. We at the library wish all of our patrons a thoughtful and reflective Veterans Day and extend our sincere gratitude to all the service […]
Beginning November 7th, the Brownell Library will host a new series of meditation classes with Little Compton resident Katherine Brown, senior teacher at Atisha Kadampa Buddhism (AKBC) in Providence, RI. Classes take place at the Brownell House Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am.
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.
Join us for a special pre-Halloween movie extravaganza! We will be showing the movie Hotel Transylvania and be enjoying pizza and snacks!