First I would like to congratulate Steinbach-on-line for the Community Blog site. It is a wonderful idea and we are very pleased to participate. As well as finding us here at the Community Blog site, we will also be linking it to our web page,

Right now, the biggest thing on the Library’s horizon is our expansion. We are, of course, very excited! If you want to see the future look of the library, and also the new floor plan you can come in and see a picture board in the library foyer. Here on the blog and on our web page we will keep you updated on the progress.

Many of our patrons are still not aware of our on-line services, and I would like to share that information with you.

All patrons can enter a password on their library account that will enable them to access their account from home. This must be done at the library. Once your password is entered, you can go to our web site, click on the button My Account, and then enter your Patron ID (the number on your library card) and Password. Now you can see what you have checked out, the dates your books are due, whether or not you owe any fines, and what items you have placed on reserve. You may even renew your items from home (as long no one else has placed a reserve), as well as search our entire collection, and make reserves.

You can also provide us with an email address, and then you will receive automatic notification when your reserves become available, and also an automated message when your books have become due.

We are very pleased to be able to offer these features to assist you with managing your account.

With your membership at Jake Epp Library, you also have an automatic membership in eLibraries Manitoba, where you can download ebooks onto a computer or many digital devices. For more information on any of the above information feel free to ask us when you visit the library or give us a phone call.

Seeing as we are librarians, we will, of course, share with you some of the wonderful books we are reading. Possibly we will have a “Staff Picks” post from time to time, and maybe guest bloggers. We are new to the blog scene, so keep checking – there could be all kinds of interesting stuff to be found here.

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.”

– Jacqueline Kennedy

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.