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

Massachusetts E-Book Project
Ebooks and Audio

Freading  E-Books
(Bourne card holders only)

Freegal - Music
(Bourne card holders only)

Zinio - Magazines
(Bourne card holders only)

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.


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Book Clubs at the JBPL

Knitters' Book Club  will meet Tuesday, January 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at another site - call the library for location. The next selection is Delicious by Ruth Reichl. Non-knitters welcome, too!

Mystery Book Club usually meets the 4th Thursday of the month. Next meeting will be - January 22nd, 2015,  6:45 - 7:45 pm.
Next selection: The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry. 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, January 13th, 2015. The next selection is The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver.
Wednesday Readers Book Club
meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. This month the club will be discussing Starry Night : a Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber. This month's meeting - December 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.

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

Holiday Closing

Holiday Season Hours:
Wednesday, December 24th library open 9-12:30
Thursday, December 25th CLOSED
Friday, December 26th CLOSED

Saturday, December 27th library open 9-5:30 (Regular hours)

Wednesday, December 31st library open 9-5.
Thursday, January 1st  CLOSED

Friday, January 2nd library open 9-5:30 (Regular hours)

Free eBook and audiobook workshops - OverDrive

With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect time to use the free resources here at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.

Bring your own device or devices and become familiar with using OverDrive to checkout eBooks and Audiobooks for free.

We are offering training sessions on:

Wednesday January 7th, 2015 between 6-8pm

Friday January 9th, 2015 between 2-4pm

*Wednesday January 14th, 2015 between 6-8pm* (Overview of our other Online Resources)

Sign-up is required and space is limited. Call us at 508-759-0644 and let us know which session(s) you’d like to attend.

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.