Blind Date with a Book!

Tired of looking for book love in all the wrong places? The staff at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library is playing matchmaker beginning on Valentine’s Day and for the next month. Stop by the library and see the Blind Date with a Book display upstairs in the Reading Room.

It’s easy and it’s fun! Blind Date with a Book matches you with a surprise book wrapped in plain brown paper. You can choose from one of several genres (mystery, biography, true crime, romance, and more), and they have been selected with adults and young adults in mind. There is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, with just a little hint of what you’re getting into. Anonymous library barcodes are on the outside so patrons can check out their dates. Take one home, relax, and give your choice an opportunity to make an impression. You never know until you give it a chance. If you don’t like your book, bring it back and try another.

In addition, there’s a perk for “rating your date.” Fill out the rating form included in your package to let others know how your book appealed to you … or didn’t. Bring the form back to the library, and for each rating slip, you will be entered into a free drawing for one of three prizes: A movie gift certificate with movie snacks; a $25 iTunes gift card; or, a $20 gift certificate to Nick’s Pizza. Forms need to be returned by March 17, St. Patrick’s Day! Lucky you!

How’s that for a sweet deal? So kick off the Valentine’s Day weekend with a new friend. You never know what might develop.

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