I love promoting ideas that increase student's love for reading. Tonight's blog highlights a great idea from Scott County 9th Grade and Scott County High School librarians that combines reading with Valentines Day.
In order to encourage students to read outside their favorite genres, we are promoting “Blind Date with a Book” for the month of February. We wrapped books from various genres in paper so that students couldn't see the titles or descriptions. Then we added stickers such as “If you were words on a page, you’d be fine print.” Our hope is that students will take the books home and read them – and fall in love with a book they may have never read in the first place.
There are no awkward questions, no forced conversation, no judgmental looks. Just have a blind date with a book! Sure, it might turn out to be a dud, or it could be the diamond in the rough you wouldn't have given the chance otherwise. There’s no knowing until you check it out.