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Find links to the 2019 Summer Reading Lists for Bourne students here.


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  • Concerts On The Lawn
    Stanley & Grimm

    Wednesday June 26, 2019
    7:00 p.m.

    Celtic duo Stanley & Grimm entertain with a celebration of traditional music through old and new interpretations of jigs, reels, lively fiddle, guitar and voice.  Local fiddler Nikki Engstrom and Singer/Guitarist Sean Brennan return to the JBPL to open the 2019 summer concert series.  For more information about the band, go to http://www.stanleyandgrimm.com

    A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concert will be held inside if weather is uncooperative.


  • A Universe of Stories - Adult Summer Reading
    Tuesday, July 9th 7:00 pm
    JBPL Adult Program Room

    "A Space in the Heart : Sailors Valentines"

    Gregg Roberts, a master artist in his field, will demonstrate his work and talk about how these magnificent pieces came into being.  A display of Sailors’ Valentines will be in the main display case several days before the program.
    For more information visit 
    This is a free program. No registration required. Light refreshments will be served.  Questions?? Contact Diane Ranney (508)759-0600 X6103 or dranney@bournelibrary.org


  • 2019 Summer Reading at the JBPL
    Kick-off Dance Party with DJ Ooch & the Boston Bruins Mascot Blades
    Friday, June 28th, 10am - Noon
    Call or visit the Children's Room.
    (508) 759-0600 X6106 or email:tjohnson@bournelibrary.org

  • Visit museums and attractions for free this summer
    Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.
    Click on the backpack for the summer schedule.

BEACON OF SUPPORT - Business Sponsor of the Month
Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home in Bourne, Massachusetts, has been serving families in the Cape Cod area for their funeral and memorial service needs for over 120 years. As a locally-operated funeral home in Massachusetts, we know the needs of our community and provide the compassion grieving families need.
For more information and to visit their website, click on the picture above.

Read the Draft Final Report for the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study here

Access and read the Mueller Report Here