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Tax Information
Library Staff are continually checking the IRS web-site and picking up forms at their Hyannis office.  Call us for information. IRS and Massachusetts Department of Revenue web-sites are available here.

This Week in History

2013 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.

Library Newsletter
Have the latest edition of the library newsletter e-mailed to you.  Send an e-mail to with a subject of "Newsletter"

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.

Tumblebooks are animated e-books for young readers. Database also includes games, puzzles and language skills, and read along stories.


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Overdrive - Download Audiobooks, eBooks & music from home Today. (Now available to download to Android Phones)

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.


Freading EBook access.  2 weeks, no wait lists.  Bourne library card required.

Discover your next great read

New York Times Bestsellers

Download up to 3 songs per week from the Sony Music Collection.  Click on the Icon for more details.  Funding provided by The Cape Cod Foundation.
Book Clubs at the JBPL

Knitters' Book Club  will meet Saturday, April 12th at 9am for a "Yarn Crawl " visiting several yarn shops around the lower Cape followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Book Club will resume in May.

Mystery Book Club usually meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Next meeting -April 24, 2014,  6:45 - 7:45 pm.
Next selections: The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund. 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, May 13th. The selection is The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje.

Wednesday Readers Book Club
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. This month the club will be discussing  Mrs. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal.  Next meeting -May 21st.

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.

Beacon of Support - H&R Block - Carla Forlivesi
Business Sponsor of the Month
H&R Block - Tax Preparation
4 great locations
Buzzards Bay (508-759-7793)
Pocasset (508-563-3829)
Wareham (508-295-4478)
Sandwich (508-833-9091)

Meet the Author - Ron Lasko - A Tale of Two Rivers
Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. Adult Program Room

Ron Lasko writes an intimate portrait of fly-fishing on Cape Cod's Quashnet and Mashpee Rivers, seeking the unique species of Sea Run Brook Trout that once inhabited many locations. In 50 color photos, watercolor illustrations, and engaging text, presented here is a wonderful blend of the author's personal experience and the romance of fly-fishing with practical how-to instruction, historical, environmental, and ecological issues.

Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for sale. No registration required.

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. 

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

Announcing the Libraries for Job Seekers Grant
Programs and Resources for Job Hunters

The Library has been awarded a grant to:

Develop a web page geared for job and career seekers

Add books and videos to the library's collection

Provide workshops on basic computer use, resume preparation, interviewing and networking skill development

Workshops begin in mid-November. See our Calendar of Events for specific dates and times.

*This grant has been awarded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Jonathan Bourne Library 2014 Peep Diorama contest
Entries must be received by Friday, April 4th
Create a Diorama of your favorite book using Marshmallow Peeps!
Contest Rules:
Each diorama must be based on a book or literary theme.
All characters must be portrayed by Peeps.
Make the diorama using a box the size of a standard shoebox - no larger than 10"X12".
Contest open to all ages - one entry per person.
All entries must be submitted with an entry form
All entries must be in good taste.
Entries must be received by Friday, April 4th and judging will take place the week of April 15th by a panel of library staff members.
There will be several categories of winners ( family, teen, child, adult).
Winners will be announced on Friday, April 18th and remain on display at the library til April 25th and must be picked up by Saturday, April 25th.

Need inspiration? The Washington Post hosts a Peep Diorama Contest each year or search Google images using "Peep Diorama" as your search term.

Download Online Magazines TODAY!!!!
New Library Downloadable Magazines
Zinio is a mixed service - the library has purchased 50+ magazine subscriptions for our card holders.  Zinio also sells magazine subscriptions individually. To use the Library's Zinio collection, click on the link above to set up an account and to download magazines from the Bourne Public Library Collection. Once logged in to Zinio, switch back to the "Return to Library Collection" tab or window on your browser to download more titles.  We have a number of magazines to choose from, including Us Weekly, Runner's World and Men's Health.  The Zinio app will work as a reader with your Android device, tablet, I-phone, and other mobile devices.  Check out all the great magazines today.  You will need a valid Bourne Library CLAMS card to access the titles.  Click here for a users guide on how to set up your account. Please Note: Consumer Reports, BBC Good Food Magazine and Android are no longer offered by Zinio for library subscription.  The library has also cancelled subscriptions on some journals that are not heavily used.  Back issues are still available and are noted on the list of journals.

Teen Wednesdays resume on January 15th!
Wednesdays this season at the JBPL from 2:30 - 5pm
Activities for Bourne Middle School students, grade 5 and older each Wednesday afternoon 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

Our Teen Wednesdays Program is sponsored by Federal funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Introducing Universal Class
Online Courses From Your Home
Online continuing education service.  A catalog of over 540 courses that can be taken from the comfort of your own home.  Courses offered include Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Health and Medicine, Job Assistance, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, Computers and Technology, and many many others.  CEU certificates available.  Click on the link above and start your learning today.  (Interested in how to learn to use Universal Class?  There is an online course, "How to take an Online Course" that you can sign up for anytime.  Click on the link above and get started on the path to your new course).

Mango Languages - Online Language Learning
Bring The World To You

Want to learn a new language?  Try out our Mango Online Language services.  Now With More Languages To Choose From.  Choose from the original six languages offered ( Spanish, Italian, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese and ESL Brazilian Portuguese) or try out Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese or one of the many other languages offered.  All you need is your Bourne Library Clams card.  Access is available from home and in the library.  To check out this and all our other online databases, go to our Online Resources page.  So much of the JBPL is available from the comfort of your own home.  Funding made possible by the Cape Cod Foundation. Now Available: Mango Iphone App.  Download the app from the App Store and access Mango wherever you are on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.