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Our Early Literacy group registration is now available on our website: through the 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.
Our fall session runs September 11th through November 17th. More details on our Events Calendar or "Things to do" page.

Question or help with registration?? Contact Terry Johnson in the Children's Room  (508)-759-0644 X106 or email: or
Maura Dankert (508) 743-3800 or email: mdankert


Brick by Brick Building at the JBPL

Come build with us on Wednesday, September 20th, October 18th, and November 8th 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

Library Card Night at the JBPL
Thursday, October 12th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Anyone age 5 or older is invited to join us to get their library card.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid picture ID. An application can be downloaded here. Please feel free to stop by the Children's Room with your ID and completed form prior to Library Card Night so your child's card will be made ahead and waiting.

Participating children and their parent/guardian are also invited to read with our special guests, companion dogs certified by the Companion Animal Program.

Registration is required. To register for this event go to the Events Calendar at

This event is co-sponsored by the Jonathan Bourne Public Library and the Bourne CFCE.

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.

Looking for a children's book in another language? Try
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. Visit​ to learn more!

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 2017 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 Britannica Learning Zone, Tumblebooks, and Kids InfoBits on our Online Resources page.