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 Fall Early Literacy group registration is now available through our Event Calendar.
The goal of these Early Literacy groups is to foster an early love of community and learning in familiar settings within the town of Bourne. All groups have been created for parent/ caregiver participation. These groups are offered through a collaboration between the Jonathan Bourne Public Library and Bourne for Children.

Our Fall session runs September 10th through November 16th.  More details on our Events Calendar or "Things to do" page.

Question or help with online registration?? Contact Terry Johnson in the Children's Room  (508)-759-0600 X6106 or email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org or
Maura Dankert (508) 743-3800 or email: mdankert @bourneps.org.

Brick by Brick Building at the JBPL
Come build with us on Wednesdays, October 3rd, November 7th, and December 5th 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) 759-0600 X6106 or
       email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org.

Meet Local Author Cynthia Coffin
Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 am
Join us at the National Marine Life Center, 120 Main St, Buzzard Bay for a reading of
Ridley's Tale : a Turtle's Adventure.
Learn about Kemp Ridley Turtles & make a fun craft.
Questions?? Please call Terry (508) 759-0600 X6106 or
email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org

This program is provided through a collaboration between the National Marine Life Center & the Jonathan Bourne Public Library. 

Gingerbread House Decorating

Tuesday, December 4th, 10am @ the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.
Each family is asked to donate a bag of candy for decorating. We supply the rest.
Registration required through our Event Calendar.

Contact Terry Johnson (508) 759-0600 X6106 or email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org


Make &Take Holiday Craft
Thursdays, December 6th &13th

These groups are Drop-in ~ no registration required!

Breakfast @ the JBPL with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 8th

2 Seatings 8:30 am & 9:30 am
Tickets cost $5 for children 2 and older
$15 for adults

Must be purchased in advance

Questions: Contact Terry (508) 759-0600 X6106 or tjohnson@bournelibrary.org

Cardboard Box Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, December 11th, 10 am
Use your imagination to decorate your own cardboard box vehicle.
We will view Dr. Suess' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Cars can be dropped off to the library on Monday, Dec. 10th
Registration required through our
Event Calendar.

Hoopla is now even better for kids!

Hoopla has introduced a Kids’ Mode feature that instantly weeds out all teen and adult-targeted content to customize the hoopla experience for children. The feature can be turned on in "Settings". App is available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire. Computer users just have to visit the website to start. Popular series such as Disney, Frozen, Minions, My Little Pony, Batman, Superman, and Angry Birds are available for free with your Bourne Library Card. Limited to 10 titles per calendar month.

Tumblebooks are animated e-books for young readers. Database also includes games, puzzles and language skills, and read along stories.

(You will need a valid Bourne Library Card to use)


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Visit where fun, learning and development happen, provided by the Massachusetts Dept. of Early Education and Care.

For videos of favorite picture books read by entertainers.


Looking for a children's book in another language?

A Mighty Girl book clubs provide girls with tremendous educational, social, and self-esteem-boosting benefits and parent-child book clubs also provide great bonding opportunities. 


For information about homeschooling in Massachusetts.

Since 1999, the number of children who are home schooled nationwide has grown by 75%. This website has all the information you need to get started homeschooling, as well as support and resources for you along the way.