Monday, February 10, 2014

Go on a Blind Date with a Book

Found displayed in the St. Tammany Public Library in Madisonville, LA
On Saturday, I trekked north across Lake Pontchartrain to visit a friend. As a fellow library lover and user, she wanted to show me the brand new library that recently opened in Madisonville, LA in St. Tammany Parish. The library is a stunner. She had an agenda for our visit, but I mostly wanted to check out the teen section. I found this sign on display and knew that I had to do the same thing in my library. This sign that you see above was posted on a rack with books wrapped in tissue and paper hearts encircling the display. Adorable.

Display that I created
I decided to bring paper with me to school today to wrap some novels that I love and see if anyone takes the bait. I used plain paper but covered each package with heart and cupid stamps. In each package I slipped a paper that asks you to Rate Your Date. I forgot to see what the public library form looked like so I created my own.

Form I created for students to Rate their Date
I wrote the barcode number on the outside of the wrapped book so I could check out the book before the kids could do the unwrapping. What fun! I had several checked out today. The students loved the idea and couldn't wait to get reading.

The first student to attempt a blind date with a book
He read this book already, so he went on a second blind date

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