Local Library Guide 2023

Learning & Exploring

By Danielle Romano July 26, 2023

Often the best place to find events and activities for your family is at your local library! Did you know that you do not need to live in a town to use the library there? Towns accept cards from other libraries that are a part of their network and they can even tie your card in if you are outside the network.  

The two main library networks in the greater Bridgewater area are  SAILS Library Network and Old Colony Library Network. Both networks allow you to request books and other materials from all libraries within the network and they will deliver those materials to the library of your choice.

15 South Street, Bridgewater MA (508) 697-3331 

Resources for your Family:

* Kids Event Calendar - story time, crafts, music classes and more!

* Teen Events - reading reward program, homework help, and classes 

* Sails Online Catalog - Log-on using your library card number and pin (Last four digits of your phone number) 

* Ebooks Online Catalog 

*  Duolingo - Learn a language for Free with a fun bite-sized lessons 

* Tumble Math - TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. Check out the quiz portal where you will find thousands of quizzes created by math teachers specifically for your state standards.  

Main Branch 304 Main Street, Brockton MA 02301 - (508) 580-7890

East Branch 54 Kingman Street, Brockton MA 02302 - (508) 580-7892

West Branch 540 Forest Ave, Brockton MA 02301 - (508) 580-7894

Resources for your Family:

* Children's Story time

* Book Club for children, teens, and adults

* Museum passes - Always check the night before to secure your tickets

* Hoopla – Download/stream music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics

* Libby – Download ebooks and audiobooks

* Kanopy- Start watching the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Sundance and Oscar winning films and documentaries.

* ODILO – Foreign Language e-books in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian

* Creativebug – Arts and Crafts classes for all skill levels. Class topics include: Art and Design, Knitting and Crochet, Sewing and Quilting, Paper crafts, Jewelry Making, Food and Home Decor, Holiday and Party Ideas, and Crafts for Kids

* Freegal Music - Download music and music videos from your computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card!

32 Union Street, East Bridgewater MA 02333 (508) 378-1616

Resources for your Family:

* Children's Room & Teen/Young Adults Corner

* Museum passes & outdoor games

* Libby - Borrow thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for FREE 

* OverDrive - Log-on using your library card number and pin

*Tumble Books - Online database of story books, read along, Ebooks, Graphic Novels. Videos, Puzzles and more. 

*Hoopla - hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! 

80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 (508) 894-1255

Resources for your Family:

* Event Calendar for all! 

* Museum passes - Reserve passes

* Borrowing Services - rent out unique equipment like a guitar, mobile hotspot, telescope, & ukulele

* Libby - Audiobooks and Ebooks 

* Kanopy -Stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university

* Hoopla - Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. 

* What should I read next?

53 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356 (508) 238-2000

Resources for your Family:

* Event Calendar packed with classes for everyone! 

* Museum Passes - Reserve your tickets

* Young Services - story time, shows, and interactive movie night

* Teen Den - teens only every day after 2pm for socialization, homework, gaming, or relax   

* TumbleBooks: animated picture books

* Queset House Garden - hosting diverse programs daily. An area where film screenings, gaming, Legos, beading, knitting, quilting, needlework, meditation and other special events featuring talented local artists and musicians happen.

* Scholastic Learn At Home

* Storyline Online

* Story Time from Space

12 Pleasant Street Taunton, MA 02780 (508) 821-1410

Resources for your Family:

* Youth services - calendar events, summer reading challenge, shows, crafts, and many more! 

* Young Adult - Summer reading list, homework help, DMV practice permit test, and teen health & fitness information

* Binge Box - check out 4-6 movies

* Freegal - free music service, all you need is your library card number and pin

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