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 Our Winter Early Literacy group registration is now available on our website 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 CFCE.

Our Winter session runs January 6th through February 28th.  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.

Please visit the new Learn and Play room in the Children's area of the library. Try out the new Lite Brite Table, build with Legos, draw on the giant chalkboard or play a game. We hope you enjoy our new space!!

Cradles to Crayons PJ Drive Feb 1st - March 15th

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The Jonathan Bourne Public Library is partnering with the Boston Bruins and Cradles to Crayons to provide new pajamas for local children in need across the Commonwealth.
You can make a difference by bringing in new pajama donations to the JBPL Children's Room between February 1st and March 15th!!


Pajama Madness Events!

Wednesday, February 19th @10am to noon
PJ Dance Party with DJ Ooch@ the Bourne Middle School Gym
Admission is one pair of new pajamas per person!

Thursday, February 20th, 1pm
PJ Story Hour with Big Ryan at the JBPL
Milk and cookies will be provided!!

Admission is one pair of new children's pajamas per person.
 Friday, February 21st 10am - noon
Bowling for PJ's @Ryan Family Amusements
200 Main St, Buzzards Bay

Admission is one pair of new children's pajamas per person + $5 per bowler. (Admission includes shoes and bowling.)
Questions? Please call Terry @(508)759-0600 X6106 or email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org

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.