Help Local Food Pantries 

During the month of October, patrons can donate non-perishable food and/or personal items.  Each item donated will equal $1 off of late fees (up to $10 and excluding fees for lost materials).  All items received will be distributed to our two local food pantries.  Thank you for your help!

“Check-out” IN State Parks

In 2016, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library.  The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks.

 At libraries across Indiana, 240 state park passes have been placed in circulation for check-out. The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. Passes will be available for check-out from Jan. 1-Dec. 31.   

 The program is one way Indiana State Parks is celebrating its centennial anniversary. The Indiana State Parks system was a gift to the people of Indiana in 1916 in celebration of the state’s centennial. Read more about activities that are part of the State Parks Centennial Celebration at  (source: IN State Library)



The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

To acess the TumbleBooks collection, click on the banner above. Patrons will need to enter their library card number when accessing the collection at home.


Practice here so you can pass your test at the BMV on your first try!

Free Mobile Apps!
For eBooks & Your Library Account


"Axis 360"  Download it from the App Store to find ebooks more quickly and easily than every before!  Now you don't have to go through the Library's homepage each time.  Username and password are your library card number: P0000xxxx. Let us know if you have any questions!

"Destiny Quest"  Download it from the App Store to manage your Library account. Open it.  Type in "Bourbon Public Library" or our URL: and then click Connect. Your user ID and password to log in are your library card number: P0000xxxx.  Let us know if you have any questions!

Since 1940, our library has served the public in Bourbon, Indiana, and the surrounding area. If you have any questions about our library, upcoming events, or our catalog, please feel free to contact us.

Support Your Public Library

If you would like information on how to donate to the Bourbon Public Library’s Permanent Endowment Fund, which was established through the Marshall County Community Foundation by the Bourbon Sesquicentennial Committee in 2010 to help support the Library, please visit  Since then, the Library has been able to make several needed improvements thanks to the annual disbursement from the fund - materials for local high school volunteers to paint a mural in Children's hallway, a touchscreen computer for the Children's Area, new seating areas upstairs and downstairs, and new entry mats.  Thank you for your support!

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