“The library is more than just books.” If you haven’t heard this before, you haven’t talked to a librarian in a while. This is the current mantra of many a librarian. We have a number of other resources, we’re a community space, and we offer programs and services that range from educational to entertaining. Sure, it’s one thing to say it, but chances are you tuned out halfway through that sentence and skimmed to the end (it’s okay we won’t tell.) It’s much better to show it, it’s more interesting, and it’s harder to skim a picture.

With this in mind, we’re branching out in our social media. We’d like to show you what we are, instead of just telling. We’ve been on Facebook for a while, we do that blogging thing every now and again, and now we’re tackling Instagram! I know, I know, we’re late to the game but now that we’ve arrived we thought we would let you know. Follow us to see the daily life of the Jake Epp Library, in pretty picture format. If you take photos in the library, tag JakeEppLibrary in it, tag the location as Jake Epp Library, or use the hashtag #JakeEppLibrary. We'd like to see library life from your perspective too!

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We’ve also changed our website. You'll find it at the same place as normal (same url), just the look has changed. You may have noticed that it looks a bit different and more colourful. We’re hoping this new version will be easier to use and navigate (there’s a search function!), and have more information on it. Let us know how you feel about the switch, and if you see anything that looks not quite right, let us know that too.

Come see what we have to offer.

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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.

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