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Five Alternatives to Book Talks

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A great book talk can make anyone want to read any book, but sometimes you need an alternative. If you haven’t read your new books yet, you only have a couple copies of a book to lend, or — like me — you’re just not very comfortable with giving book talks, here are a few programs you can do with your classes to build excitement about reading.

Blind Date with a Book for Adults

Blind Date with a Book, Photo credit: Missouri Valley Times

The goal of this one-month program was to expose our patrons to unfamiliar books and authors. For the month of February, we displayed wrapped books at the entrance of the library with brief labels attached to each one. The labels included the first sentence of the book, facts and who the typical reader would be.

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