February is “I Love To READ Month”


February is traditionally the hearts and flowers month, but make sure that you add something about reading to the mix. We are celebrating the wonderful, exciting, fun, and informative pleasures of READING! 


Years of research and studies have proven that good reading skills are important for your education from Kindergarten onward. The same skills will definitely enhance your workplace skills, and it has been proven that the lack of reading skills is linked to poverty and crime.


But February is all about book love. If you have not had a date with a book recently, let us entice you to jump in.  Back for the second year we are hosting “Blind Date with a Book!”  We have chosen a large selection of reading material from all over the library.  We have raided the shelves for fiction, biography, horror, comedy, true crime, classic literature, fantasy, poetry and…..there is too much to list!  These books have been wrapped in plain paper. No title, no author. However, we have identified the Christian Fiction, Young Adult and Juvenile books.


Last year many people had a lot of fun with their “blind dates”, and parents expressed an interest in children participating, so this year we’ve added wrapped books for children to take home. On one side of our bestseller table you will find all the others.  A word or two will provide a genre or a subject heading. 


So take a chance – you could find a new favourite author, you could discover a different kind of book that you have never read before and find out you love it! And go ahead – buy yourself a box of chocolates and indulge with your book date.

About the Authors

Hi - my name is Carolyn Graham and I am the Head Librarian and I love my job! One of the best parts of my job is that I am the first one to see all the beautiful new books as they arrive. I have always loved to read and my favorite way to relax is with a good book. I strongly believe that having good reading skills is an integral part of all learning. Being able to share good books and authors that I have enjoyed is great fun. Feel free to come and ask for suggestions.

Hi - I’m Aubrey Walker, Assistant Librarian at the Jake Epp Library. I’m a librarian and coffee guzzler by day, a reader and tea sipper by night. Reading and writing (and talking endlessly about both) are passions of mine, so I’m rather lucky to have a job where those things are relevant and important. I’m also the voice behind our Facebook page, and I love connecting with people about books both online and off.

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