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2017 Summer Reading at the JBPL

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!


Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Dance Party with DJ Ooch
Thursday, June 29th
11am - 1pm

For more information contact Terry Johnson, (508) 759-0644 X106 or email:

Schedule of Summer Reading programs on our Things To Do page.


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 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.