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Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Early Literacy Groups run from
January 9th through March
The goal of these groups is to foster an early love of community & learning in familiar settings within the town of  Bourne.

Call or visit the Children's Room
(508) 759-0644 X106 or

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


Just a reminder:
If Bourne Public Schools cancel or delay due to inclement weather, the Children's programs at the library will be canceled for the day.

Open Art Studio
Wednesdays, February 8th, March 8th 4:00 - 5:30 pm

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.

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.

Brick by Brick Building at the JBPL
Come build with us on Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and the third Wednesday of each month. 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


After-School Science Club at the
Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Join Hoxie Center Educators for hands-on interactive activities in exploration, experiments, and discovery.

Tuesdays ~ 4-5:30 pm
January 10th & January 24th

February 7th & February 28th
March 7th & March 28th

Registration required and $5.00 materials fee per class.

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

These programs are appropriate for kids 6 - 12 years and are presented through a collaboration by the Cape Cod 4-H Cooperative Extension, Hoxie Center and the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.


4-H Babystting Course
Tuesday, February 21st, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm @ the Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Learn to Become a Responsible Babysitter.
Preregistration is Required.
Participants must be 11 years or older.
Come & learn about first aid, feeding & nutrition, discipline and more.
Certificates and I.D. cards will be awarded upon successful completion of course.
To register : Contact Terry Johnson by email:
Register early - Class size is limited!
Fee = $25
Participants should bring a bag lunch & a drink. Snack will be provided.
Call the Children's Room (508) 759-0644 X106 to register.

UPDATE 1/25/17: The upcoming babysitting class for February 21st is now full. We are accepting names for a waiting list.

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)


Links You Might Like
For fun, games and videos from the folks at Public Broadcasting

Try sponsored by the Children’s Network.

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

Visit for videos of favorite picture books read by entertainers.
Check out a new Book Club - just for girls at!

International Children's Digital Library for a children's book in a foreign language?
The International Children's Digital Book Library Foundation's mission is to build a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children. Click here to enter the Digital Library.


Visit 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.

Summer Reading Lists
Find links to 2016 Summer Reading Lists for Bourne students on our Teen / Young Adults page.
Visit the Bourne Early Childhood Council  website for information on parenting workshops and activities for the whole family.
WORLD BOOK ONLINE is now available to Bourne Library patrons. Have your library card ready to sign in.

Check out databases designed for kids such as Novelist K-8 and Kids InfoBits on our Online Resources page.