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 Our Fall Early Literacy group registration is now available 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 Fall session runs September 16th through November 22nd.  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.


Bring your imagination and we'll supply the LEGO bricks!

This activity is drop-in and for kids 5 years and older.
Questions?? Call or email Terry at (508) 759-0600 X6106 or
       email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org.

Building Stories @ the Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Saturdays, 10 - 11am
(Dates recently changed)
September 7th, 21st, 28th, and October 5th
An interactive Parent/Child (ages 2-6) Workshop where families will learn new tips and tricks to make children's literature more exciting and fun! Families will learn how to use voices and puppets, taking stories out of the book and re-telling them in different mediums and much more.
Attend 1 session or all 4.

Registration is required through our Event Calendar.

For more information call  Terry Johnson (508) 759-0600 X6106 or email: tjohnson@bournelibrary.org


Saturday, September 21, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new play space with bubbles, music & fun!!
Our new play space was created with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


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.