Round after round of speed dating yielded both rejected books as well as “the chosen” pick. Reflections on a Good Day Rarely do students send thank you notes or bolt to the circulation desk to check out a book! They nibbled on candy hearts that had been tucked under the cover of a well-loved copy of .Scratch and sniff Snickers™ bookmarks adorned the pages of books that had been successfully matched to a reader.I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Tiffany Whitehead, aka The Mighty Little Librarian, Mrs.Kirr’s Genius Hour Blogspot, and mrsreaderpants for the book speed dating resources provided on their blogs. Please register or ask questions by sending an email to librarian David Quick and specify with date you plan to attend. Playing “matchmaker” between individual readers and their next great book is the exception.
After hearing the overview of how Book Speed Dating would roll, the students launched into the books at the sound of the browse buzzer.
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I felt as satisfied as if I had just finished a long awaited novel myself. The students were engaged in books and even if they abandoned a title, each had tried something new.
Circulate among the tables of potential "dates" exploring new genres, staff recommendations and more.