Have you ever perused the library stacks in search of a book to read and found yourself doing that one thing we’re told not to? Judge a book by its cover? It’s hard for us not to because some books can have a cover that draws you in, but a story that makes you want to throw it down. On the other hand, you can pick up a book with a plain cover and it ends up being one of the best books you’ve read.
In February, the Information Services Department, located in the basement of the Main Library, will challenge you to pick up and read books without judging them by their cover. It’s called the Blind Date with a Book Program. In a designated section of the library you’ll find titles librarians have pre-selected. The catch is that the covers will be covered and we’ll only provide words on the wrapping to describe what the book is about.
Check it out, take it home, and try reading it to see if you’ve stumbled upon a great date in February, or not. Each book will come with a rating sheet to let us know how you felt about your choice, and if you return it to the library by the end of the month, you’ll receive a free fiction title to add to your personal library (while supplies last).
Drop in and participate in the Blind Date with a Book Program at your Main Library, and discover some great non-fiction titles to enjoy.