August 9, 2016

Did you know that today is Book Lovers Day? I found the following information at:


Book Lovers Day

"Date When Celebrated: August 9th and/or first Saturday in November.

Book Lovers Day encourages you to find a place in the shade to relax with a good book.

Book reading is a great hobby. It's an important one, too. Employers look for it on resumes. Reading is educational, informative, and relaxing. It makes us both smarter, and happier people.

Book Lovers Day is a great day to celebrate. Just grab an interesting book, find a quiet, cozy place, and crack open the cover. Celebrating Book Lovers Day in August is pleasurable on the deck, under a shady tree, poolside, or in a cozy hammock. If you fall asleep while reading, that's okay. It's all part of the relaxing benefits of being a book lover."


What a great way to celebrate a day. As true book lovers we really don’t need a special day to enjoy books.  But there are times when we have all needed to conquer a guilty feeling when we grab a day or half a day and just read. 

The pleasure of releasing your mind from work, to do lists, weeding, etc., and just settle into a good book. Immerse your mind in a different time, place and events. We can solve a mystery with a favourite sleuth, travel a faraway country, have a great adventure or explore a brand new universe with a fantasy author.  There is something fulfilling in occasionally being able to read a whole book from first sentence to the final denouement without interruption.  And when you close the book it might need a little wrench to return to your reality with a satisfied sigh.

If you can’t have a “Book Lover’s Day” on August 9th, then maybe you can try for November 5th.  Or better yet . . . just block off a day and call it YOUR Book Lovers Day – and enjoy! 

Happy Reading!

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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. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.