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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.

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!!


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.

Library Card Night at the JBPL
Thursday, November 14th, 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.

The Companion Animal Program will be our special visitors, come and read to the dogs ~ they are great listeners!!

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

Bedtime Stories
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30 pm

Put on your cozy pajamas and join us at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library for Bedtime Stories with Big Ryan.


Breakfast @ the JBPL with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 7th

2 Seatings 8:30 am & 9:30 am
Tickets cost $5 for children 2 and older
$15 for adults

Must be purchased in advance

Questions: Contact Terry (508) 759-0600 X6106 or 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.