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Discover: Speed Date with a Book

Expose teens to some hidden gems! Select a bunch of interesting books and create profiles for them: use the first line, a favorite sentence, synopsis, etc. Add other relevant details as desired: genre, number of pages, etc. Challenge teens to check out the profiles and read the books.

Audience: Teen

Materials Needed: Books (covered), Profiles, scoring cards


  • Try with movies – show the trailers and have the DVDs to check out
  • Set up “dates” with other patrons – the teens choose or draw another teen, who picks out a book for them to read
  • Do displays of the books covered, with only the barcodes and profiles.
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