Inspired by “Blind Date with a Book” programs I saw at other libraries and even one bookstore, I came up with the idea of using wrapping paper and “gift tags” for a display at our Libraries. I’m pretty darn pleased with it, if I do say so myself.
Here’s the description of the program, as posted on the blog and our Facebook:
Read, Read Rudolph is happening NOW and going through December 20.
How it works – we’ve selected books from Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library, wrapped them in festive paper, and put a “gift tag” on each, offering some clues as to its content. It’s a mix of fiction and non-fiction from a wide range of subject areas and genres, including juvenile literature and graphic novels. You pick up one that looks interesting, check it out, and, after unwrapping it, have a book for your holiday downtime.
Displays are up at Main, Science, and the CML (this picture is from Main; pictures of the other displays up soon).
AND – for ONE DAY ONLY – at the MLC, we’ll have a temporary display for two hours this afternoon (Thursday, December 7.)
Our library elves had a lot of fun choosing the books; hope you have as much enjoyment selecting and reading them.
If you’re of the librarian persuasion and want to see the detailed planning document where we figured out selection and then circulation issues, contact me and I’ll send you the link to the Google Doc.
And if you don’t get the title of the program, remedy this hole in your life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCTeXUkTFwQ
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