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Federal Tax Forms
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1040 Form
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1040A Form
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1040EZ Form
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Tax Return Extension Form

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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.

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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.


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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, June 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The next selection is The Aviator's Wife : a novel by Melanie Benjamin. Non-knitters welcome, too!

Mystery Book Club usually meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Next meeting will be - May 28th,  6:45 - 7:45 pm.
Next selection: Drink with the Devil by Jack Higgins. 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, June 9th. The next selection to be discussed is The Liar's Diary : a Novel by Patry Francis.
Wednesday Readers Book Club
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. This month the club will be discussing Mockingbird : a Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles Shields .
Next meeting on June 17th.

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

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.

Gardening Is Murder
Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Neal Sanders (mystery writer and blogger of The Principal Undergardener) as he brings his unique and humorous observations on gardening and gardens from the spouse's point of view.  Neal lives and gardens in Medfield, MA with his master gardener wife Betty, and is the author of several books combining intrigue, gardening themes and settings that may sound familiar to many.  Program is free and light refreshments will be served. 
Click on Neal's book to check out some of his blogs.

Technology programs coming up at the JBPL

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

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

Downloading free eBooks and Audiobooks

iPad, Android, and Nook HD/Color:

Saturday, June 13th from 3:00pm-4:30pm and Wednesday, June 24th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Kindle and Kindle Fire:

Thursday, June 18th from 3:00pm-4:30pm. 

AtoZdatabase Training

Wednesday, June 17th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tablet Basics - Learn how to use your Tablet

1st iPad: Saturday, July 11th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

2nd iPad: Tuesday, July 28th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

Kindle Fire: Saturday, July 25th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

Android (Samsung, Nexus, etc.): Tuesday, July 14th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

Tech Buddies - Internet Basics

Want to learn how to navigate the internet and improve your computing skills?

You need a Tech Buddy!

Our Tech Buddies are here to help! These Bourne Middle School students will help you learn more about the web and how to use it to your benefit.

Session is on Monday, June 1st from 2:30pm-3:30pm

Held at: Bourne Middle School Computer Lab Room 112
77 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Program requires registration. Space is limited. Please sign up at the library or call @ 508-759-0644
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The Jonathan Bourne Public Library is now on Pinterest! Follow us to get book recommendations, information about library programs, some 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.

Teen Tuesdays - 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Program will resume Tuesday, January 13
Bourne Middle School students, grade 5 and older, are invited to join us at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library each Tuesday afternoon. Activities include WII games, art and more, homework help and just hanging out with your friends.
For more information contact Terry Johnson (508)759-0644 X106 or email