It started with Blind Date with a Book in the Adult Services department, and in 2019 we're bringing you Teen and Children's versions of the popular "check out a book without seeing the cover" program! Choose a wrapped book from the Rotunda, the Teen section, or the Children's Library, and discover a new favorite book that you may never have picked up otherwise. Even better, share your impressions of the book with us and be entered in a drawing to win a prize!
Blind Date with a Book
Discover a book you may never have chosen to read otherwise! Pick a wrapped book from the display in the Rotunda and check it out—no peeking! Tell us how your blind date went by completing a Rate Your Date card, and be entered to win a prize! More details coming soon.
Emmy, our new Teen Librarian, is hot on the trail of good Young Adult books you might have missed. Check out a wrapped book from the display in the Teen's section to see what Emmy's got up her sleeve. Take a photo of yourself peeking from behind the book cover (bonus points if you can do a Book Face photo!), complete a Peek-a-Book feedback card, and be entered to win a prize! More details coming soon.
"Be My Valentine" Book Surprise
You've been taught to never judge a book by its cover. Well, now's your chance, because you can't even see the cover! Pick out a wrapped book from the display in the Children's Library and prepare to be surprised. Will you love the book enough to be its Valentine? After you've read it, let us know how you liked it by completing a "Be My Valentine" card, and be entered to win a prize! More details coming soon.