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Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.
Click on the backpack for the summer schedule.

 

2019 Summer Reading at the JBPL


Summer Reading July 1st - 6th

Tuesday, July 2nd ~ 10 am ~ Books Around Bourne
 Join Miss Lori Dutra in the Children's Garden @ the library for an out of this world music & movement.

Wednesday, July 3rd ~ 1 pm ~
It's Elementary Just for kids 1st - 4th grade
Join the Companion Animal Program in the Children's Garden @ the library to learn all about companion animals, how they are trained and what they do.

Thursday, July 4th
Happy July 4th ~ the library will be closed.

Summer Reading July 8th - 13th

Tuesday, July 9th ~ 10 am ~ Books Around Bourne
 Join us at the Army Corps. of Engineers Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, 60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich to learn about what a Park Ranger does!

Wednesday, July 10th ~ 1 pm ~ It's Elementary! Just for kids in 1st - 4th grade!
Join us for a visit with the creatures from Rainforest Reptiles!

Thursday, July 11th ~ 10 - 11 am ~ Make & Take Craft

1pm ~ Teen/Tween Zone (5th grade and older)
A Yoga class specially designed for teens to learn the power of breath, meditation, and yoga for managing stress & anxiety. Co - pay $18 / participant & bring your own mat.
Registration required through the Event Calendar.


7pm ~ Family Fun on the Lawn
Bring a blanket & join us in the Children's Garden for a toe-tapping good time with the Toe Jam Puppet Band.
Summer Reading July 15th - 20th

Tuesday, July 16th ~ 10:00 am ~ Books Around Bourne
Join us at Doran Park for baseball-themed stories and fun with Bourne Brave players!

Wednesday, July 17th ~ 1pm ~ It's Elementary! Just for kids 1st - 4th grade! (Kindergarteners are also welcome this week!).
Paint Party!! Kreativ Paint Parties will guide kids in creating a space-themed canvas. There is a $20 co-pay per participant and registration is required through the Event Calendar.

Thursday, July 18th

10:00 - 11 am ~ Make & Take Craft

1pm ~ Tween/Teen Zone(5th grade & older) ~ Paint Party!! Kreativ Paint Parties will guide kids in creating a space-themed canvas. There is a $20 co-pay per participant and registration is required through the Event Calendar!

7:00 pm  ~ Family Fun on the Lawn ~ Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden and learn about the animals from Creature Teachers.

 
Summer Reading July 22th - 27th

Tuesday, July 23rd ~ 10am ~ Books Around Bourne
Join us at the Aptuxcet Trading Post for Native American stories.

Wednesday, July 24th ~ 1pmIt's Elementary! Just for kids 1st - 4th grade! (Kindergarteners are also welcome this week!)
Mad Science ~ Join us to learn about some awesome experiments you can try at home. Registration is required through the Event Calendar.

Thursday, July 25th ~ 10:00 am ~ Make & Take Craft

1pm ~ Teen/Tween Zone (5th grade and older)
Cupcake Challenge ~ Let's get creative decorating cupcakes. Registration is required through the Event Calendar!

7:00 pm  ~ Family Fun on the Lawn ~ Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a Mad Science presentation of DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!
 
Summer Reading July 29th - August 3rd

Tuesday, July 30th ~ 10am ~ Books Around Bourne
Join us at Tumble Time Gymnastics for a bouncing good time.

Wednesday, July 31st
1pm ~ It's Elementary! Just for kids 1st - 4th grade
Story Building Workshop with Big Ryan ~  Come and explore the world of crafting your own stories! (1st and 2nd graders may need the assistance of a parent)
Registration is required through the Event Calendar!

Thursday, August 1st
10 am ~ Make and Take Craft

1pm ~ Tween/Teen Zone (5th grade and older)
Astronauts & Aliens Soap Making. There is a $4 co-pay and registration is required through the Event Calendar!

7:00 pm  ~ Family Fun on the Lawn
Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun and interactive concert with musician Tom Sieling.

 

Summer Reading August 5th - 10th

Tuesday, August 6th ~ 10am ~ Books Around Bourne
Join us at the National Marine Life Center, 120 Main St, Buzzards Bay, for stories & crafts!

Wednesday, August 7th ~ 1pm ~ It's Elementary! Just for kids ( Kindergarteners are also welcome this week)
Family Fairy House Building. Have fun using your imagination creating your personal fairy house from natural materials. Registration is required through the Event Calendar!

Thursday, August 8th
10 am ~ Make & Take Craft

1pm ~ Tween/Teen Zone ~ (5th grade and older)
The Boston Museum of Science Planetarium will visit our library, take you on a tour of the Solar System and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can mavigate the night sky from your own backyard. Registration is required through the Event Calendar.


7:00 pm  ~ Family Fun on the Lawn ~ Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a magical evening with musician Ed Popielarczyk.

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