So I wanted to create some fun in the library for Valentine's Day and I remembered a tweet by someone (apologies if that person is YOU) which talked about going on a book date. I decided to offer my students a chance to have a blind date... with a book. First, I selected books which I felt deserved attention, but hadn't had much action since joining our library; a combination of both fiction and non-fiction material, mostly less than two years old. Then, I took photos of the barcodes. Next I wrapped each book and then wrote the barcode on the outside wrapping paper. Finally, over our visual announcements, I asked for each homeroom to nominate 2 people who liked to read, self-identified as adventurous, and would be willing to be recorded on video camera. Those people were the ones who would be having a blind date (with a book) @ our library. They came to the library, selected their date, signed it out, but were NOT allowed to actually meet (open) their date til they got back to class, where they revealed their date to the rest of the class. When students have spent at least 2 hours with their dates, they will come back to the library to have a video interview where they'll tell the rest of the school how they felt the very first time they saw their date, how they would describe their date, and whether or not they'd be willing to go on a second date. The videos are going to be compressed into a short 5 minute promo for books in our library that are fabulous, but just haven't yet been given much of a chance by students. It was lots of fun, and as you can see below, there was great excitement over their blind dates.