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This Week in History

2015 Summer Reading Lists
Find links to Summer Reading Lists for Bourne students on our Teen/Young Adult Page.
FSA Links for College Students/ NEBHE

New England Board of Higher Education - Information on tuition breaks and bachelor's programs available with significant tuition discount at public colleges and universities across New England.

Students needing FSA forms from the U.S. Department of Education may use the following links to get them: is the ordering site for parents and students to get single copies of the hard  copy publications. offers student and parent oriented publications in PDF.  Note that a number of items are in PDF that are not available in hard copy.

The Jonathan Bourne Public Library is on Facebook. Become a fan of ours today.

Are you taking PSAT's, SAT's, GED Exams or other standardized tests this year? Your Bourne library card is your ticket to free online test preparation. Visit the Testing and Education Reference Center link on our Online Resource page and get access to pretests, practice tests and online coaching  to help boost your scores.

Library Long Range Plan

Check out the JBPL Long Range Plan here.

A Book return drop box is available in the lobby of the Buzzards Bay Community Building
Public Fax service is available at the library.  Credit or debit payment only.


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CLAMS Patron OPAC Survey
Do you use the CLAMS Online Library Catalog? Take our online survey! Please complete by Friday, July 31st, 2015.
Link to survey

Commonwealth Catalog
Replaces the Virtual Catalog

Log in with your library card and start requesting items from other libraries in Massachusetts.

Digital E-Books and Audio Materials Available
Overdrive - Ebooks and Audio

Massachusetts E-Book Project
Ebooks and Audio

eBook Project Catalog Link
Freading  E-Books
(Bourne card holders only)

Freegal - Music
(Bourne card holders only)

Zinio - Magazines
(Bourne card holders only)

Tumblebooks are animated e-books for young readers. Database also includes games, puzzles and language skills, and read along stories.  PLEASE NOTE: You will need a valid Bourne Library Card to Sign in.

OVERDRIVE HELP - Direct assistance from Overdrive 24/7 365

E-Book Help:
The following links provide quick help guides for using CLAMS Overdrive.  Contact the library if you need further assistance.


Discover your next great read

New York Times Bestsellers
Book Clubs at the JBPL

Knitters' Book Club  will meet Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The next selection is Elegy for Paula by M. A. Dennison. Non-knitters welcome, too!

Mystery Book Club usually meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Next meeting will be - August 27th,  6:45 - 7:45 pm.
Next selection: River Road by Jane Ann Krentz. New members always welcome.

Ex Libris Book Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11am in the Adult Program Room. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 11th. The next selection to be discussed is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Wednesday Readers Book Club
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. This month the club will be discussing Night Gardening by E. L Swann.
Next meeting on August 19th.

Copies of all books available at the circulation desk.
New members always welcome.

JBPL Community Survey 2015

The JBPL is conducting a survey as part of our 2015-2020 strategic plan.  Your input will help us plan future services at the library.  We welcome your comments and suggestions. Survey is available until August 22 and will take about 15 minutes to complete.  Whether you are an avid library user or not, we want to hear from you.  Connect to the survey here.

Concerts on the Lawn - Diane Taraz
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m, JBPL Memorial Garden

Join Diane as she roams through the centuries exploring how our sense of humor has evolved, with songs and stories that lifted spirits and helped people survive challenging times.  Come help us close out the summer concert series and giggle along with what our ancestors giggled at in 1642, tickled their funny bones in 1776 and had them rolling in the aisles in 1847. A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket, bug spray and a picnic dinner and come enjoy some great music.  Concert is held inside the library should the weather not cooperate.

Escape the Ordinary - Meet the Authors at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Tuesday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. JBPL Meeting Room

Our guest on August 4th is Kristen Harnisch, author of The Vintner's Daughter, a captivating historical-fiction debut. Ambition, betrayal and love take a spirited young woman from the verdant Loire Valley to turn-of-the-century Manhattan to the wide open spaces of California wine country.

Program is free and no registration is required. Books will be available for sale and signing on the evening of the program. Call (508) 759-0644 for more information.

Technology Classes July and August 2015

All technology events require registration. Sign up at the Bourne Library or call us at 508-759-0644.

*Anyone who attends a technology class will be given a ticket for a chance to win some prizes!

*Click on the program title to look at the full flyer

Pinterest Basics

Saturday, August 8th from 3:00-4:30pm  

Downloading Free Movies and Music (Hoopla and Freegal)

iPad/iPhone, Android, and Nook HD/HD+ devices

Wednesday, August 26th from 6:00-7:30pm

Friends of the Jonathan Bourne Public Library Book Sale
Adult Program Room - August 20 - 22
 Special Friends Only Preview on Wednesday, August 19,
 3:00 pm - 7:00pm

Must be a member of the Friends of the JBPL to participate. Applications available at the door or at the Circulation Desk.
Book Sale for the General Public:
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20 - 21, 9am - 8pm,
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9am - 3pm
Don't miss the chance to pick up books, videos, music and so much more!
Volunteers needed - sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Follow us on Pinterest
The Jonathan Bourne Public Library is now on Pinterest! Follow us to get book recommendations, information about library programs, library humor, and more.
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Wireless Printing now available at the JBPL!
There are 2 easy ways to print from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device. You can send a print job straight from your email or use to upload your print job once you’ve registered for an OCS account. Once you submit a print job using one of the options, jobs will be held for 2 hours and can be released at the print release station located near the public copy machine/printer.

Click here for instructions on how to get started.

Beacon of Support
Ask how you can become a Beacon of Support for the library. Sponsors needed! Call 508-759-0644 X106.

New Database - AtoZ Databases
Free: Job search, Business/People profiles, Mailing Lists and more

AtoZ is the premier job search, reference and mailing list database for libraries.  Search area businesses and get a detailed profile, find persons (relatives, long-lost friends) and search companies for employment opportunities.  Develop free mailing lists and sales leads to help your small business.  There is so much available, try it out today.  
MUST BE A BOURNE LIBRARY CARD HOLDER TO ACCESS.  Access available from home or in-library all with your Bourne library card. 

hoopla Now Available
Download videos, audios and music wherever you are.


hoopla Digital is now available to customers with Bourne issued library cards.  Download music, video
and audiobooks from wherever you are.  hoopla is an online service allowing you to check out these items
for free.  Even better, THERE IS NO WAITING for any items.  That's right, no holds, no overdue fines, just
quick and instant access to materials you want.  There are hoopla apps for iOS and Android devices.  Click
on the banner above to begin your hoopla experience today.  PLEASE NOTE: There is a 10 item limit a month for downloading per person. 

UPDATE 5/13/15: eBooks and Comics are now available on Hoopla!
The app has to be updated to the newest version to take advantage of these new items. Enjoy!

Click here for further instructions on how to download from hoopla.