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Speed Dating with Books!


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Hello Book Lovahs, How You Doing? You’re Lookin Good!

Are you ready to make a love connection and to hang out

… with a good book?

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Get Engaged!

Recently in The Murray Hill Daring School Library Media Center students were challenged to start a new reading relationship with a great book!

We played a little Marvin Gaye instrumental songs and had the kiddos go around table to table on a 2 min
Love Time Bomb
from the free classroom timer collection? Too fun! Animated & sure gets their attention!
Not in the Mood?
To the kiddos: “Don’t want to check out a book today? Not in the mood? It’s OK if you’re already in a committed relationship – I don’t want you to cheat on the book you’re already reading! You also don’t have to check out a book today if you’re not ready to start a new book relationship! I’m not about to force you – I just want you to see what’s out there! It’s all good!” LOL
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We even had a few daring students who opted for a BLIND DATE!

They couldn’t look at their covers, they could only read the short blurb on the post-it note…. giving a hint to the fascinating story hidden within.  We dared them to give those books a whirl!

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If you’re a Teacher or Teacher-Librarian and want to learn more about how to do this activity with your kiddos, visit my blog

Speed Dating with Books! | The Daring Librarian



2 comments ↓

  • #   Mollie on 05.13.14 at 6:44 pm     

    I LOVE this idea of “Speed Dating” with books. First of all, middle school and probably high school age kids would think this was HILARIOUS! Second, I am sure this would bring more than the usual crowd into the library which is the goal…involve EVERYONE! Thank you for sharing this idea and I plan to use it when I become a secondary school librarian in the next couple of years.


  • #   gwynethj on 05.23.14 at 10:48 am     

    W00t! So glad you like the idea – please feel free to take, use, & share! There’s more info on my wikipage, too! Cheers!
    ~Gwyneth Jones – The Daring Librarian


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