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9/27/2016 - 9:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour with Miss Terry

9/27/2016 - 5:30 PM
Knitters Book Club

9/28/2016 - 11:00 AM
Canalside Apartments Neighborhood Story Hour

9/29/2016 - 10:00 AM
Tech Help at the Bourne Council on Aging

9/29/2016 - 1:00 PM
Toddler Story & Play

See complete list of events here...

A book return drop box is available in the Buzzards Bay Community Building lobby on 239 Main Street

Find links to the 2016 Summer Reading Lists for Bourne students here.


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  • Jonathan Bourne Public Library
     Registration for Fall Early Literacy Groups starts
    Print a registration form and information sheet.
    Call or visit the Children's Room
    (508) 759-0644 X106 or

    Check the Calendar of Events or Kids/Things To Do page for more information on programs!

  • Brick by Brick Building @ the Library
    Wednesday, October 19, 6 - 7 pm

    Come build with us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGO bricks. This activity is drop-in and for kids 5 years and older.

    Questions?? Call or email Terry at (508) 759-0644 X106 or email:


    Drop in to the Jonathan Bourne Public Library to explore an assortment of art supplies and materials that will be available to you to express your creativity.
    A Hoxie Center educator
    will be on hand with an optional guided project.

    October 12th
    November 9th
    December 14th
    4:00 - 5:30 pm
    Appropriate for kids 6 - 12 years
    $10 materials fee

    Please call Terry at (508) 759-0644 X 106 or

    This program is provided through a collaboration by the Jonathan Bourne Public Library and the Hoxie Center.


  • The
    Jonathan Bourne Public Library
    a seasonal program by
    Parents’ Choice Award winning singer & storyteller,
    Davis Bates

    Halloween Harvest
    A Song and Story Seasonal Celebration

    Saturday, October 8th at 10 am

    Call Terry Johnson (508)759-0644 X106 or
    email: for more information.

    This is a participatory program for the whole family, funded in part by a grant from the Bourne Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

  • Tech Help at the Bourne Council on Aging

    Drop-in at any time between 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 29th for advice or assistance with your electronic devices such as Laptops, Tablets, and E-Readers. Have your questions ready for Brian, the Information Systems Librarian from the JBPL.

    Held at the:
    Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center
    239 Main Street
    Buzzards Bay, MA

    Sign up is required.
    Visit the COA main desk or call us at (508) 759-0653 to sign up.

NEW* Flipster - Online Magazines *NEW
New Online Magazines @ your library. 
The JBPL is pleased to announce the addition of Flipster to its online collections.  Flipster provides free online access to the following magazines: Beer Connoisseur, Bicycling, ConsumerReports, MacWorld, People Weekly, Us Magazine and Yoga Journal.  All you need is your Bourne Library Card.  Check these magazines out today.  (Other online magazines still found under Zinio). 

Consumer Reports Online
The Jonathan Bourne Public Library is pleased to offer Consumer Reports Online - Access available from anywhere you are.  Type in your Bourne Library card number and get all the reviews and information you need.  The JBPL - Your Library, when you want it and where.

InstantFlix now available

Get unlimited streaming access to 7,000+ independent films and classic television series.  Available with your Jonathan Bourne Public Library Card. 
(Please note: If you use Zinio through JBPL, your account e-mail and password are the same and you are registered already)

Tumblebooks - eBooks for Children
(Bourne card holders only)
TUMBLEBOOKSTumblebooks are animated e-books for young readers. Database also includes games, puzzles and language skills, and read along stories. 
PLEASE NOTE: You will need a valid Bourne Library Card to Sign in.