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Federal Tax Forms
All current forms at

1040 Form
1040 Instructions

1040A Form
1040A Instructions

1040EZ Form
1040EZ Instructions

Tax Return Extension Form

To order forms/instructions to be delivered by mail:
• Website link
• Form to send by mail
• 1-800-829-3676

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Bourne Library Mobile pages

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This Week in History

2014 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 now available!
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, April 28th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The next selection is The Glass Kitchen : a novel of sisters by Linda Francis Lee. Non-knitters welcome, too!

Mystery Book Club usually meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Next meeting will be - April 23rd, 2015,  6:45 - 7:45 pm.
Next selection: Jackdaws by Ken Follett. 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, April 14th, 2015. The next selection to be discussed is The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.
Wednesday Readers Book Club
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. This month the club will be discussing My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer.
Next meeting on April 15th.

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.

Romance of the Rose Courtship Tea with Donna and Ron Lasko
Thursday, May 14th, 7:00pm, Adult Program Room

The rose is the world's oldest known flower and has existed for millions of years.
It has evolved into the world's favorite flower and is the national flower of the United States.
The rose has been selected by gourmets for culinary treats and has captured the imagination of artists.
Woven through the history of ancient and modern civilization, the rose is the subject of mythical intrigues, has enchanted writers and poets to weave magic and has become the symbol of human character and love.

Join us for a fascinating evening with the Laskos!
Tickets - $10.00 per person~ must be purchased in advance and are available at the circulation desk.

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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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Learn how to use your tablet
Want to learn the basics on how to use your iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets?
Brian will be offering three separate sessions showing you how to use your device to the fullest and answer any questions that you may have. Make sure to have your device username and password handy.

2nd iPad class: Friday, May 1st from 2:30pm-4:30pm FULL

iPad class
: Friday, April 10th from 2:30pm-4:30pm FULL

Kindle Fire class: Friday, April 17th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

Android class: Friday, April 24th from 2:30pm-4:30pm (Samsung, Nexus, Android smartphones etc.)

Registration is required. Space is limited. Please sign up at the library or give us a call @ 508-759-0644

Tech Buddies
Join us for assistance with your electronic devices such as Laptops, Tablets, and E-Readers with help from Bourne Middle School students!

Two sessions on Monday, April 6th and Monday, May 4th from 2:30pm-3:30pm.
Held at the Bourne Middle School Computer Lab Room 112
77 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02532

Registration is required, space is limited.
Interested or know someone who would be?
Please contact us @ (508) 759-0644

If you have a Middle School student who's interested in being a Tech Buddy, contact Lynn Weeks at

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.

IRS Tax News

The IRS is not providing the usual level of tax forms and instructions because "IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress.” 

The library will ONLY be receiving the following forms:

1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ

The library staff can help you locate forms, instructions, and publications online to print them. However, staff cannot help you prepare or answer questions about your tax return. The most popular forms and instructions are also available on the left hand side of our website to download/print.

Order forms/instructions to be delivered by mail:


• 1-800-829-3676

Download from the IRS website:


Jonathan Bourne Library 2015 Peep Diorama contest
Entries must be received by Friday, April 3rd
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.
Please limit the use of food items other than Peeps in your diorama.
All entries must be submitted with an entry form
All entries must be in good taste.
Entries must be received by Friday, April 3rd and judging will take place the week of April 13th 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 until 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.

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. 

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