Monday, 11 February 2013

How about a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day?

If you think you might be stuck in a reading rut, or are just someone who likes surprises, take a look at the Valentine’s Day display on the ground floor of Townhill Library. It could be time for a ‘blind date’ with a book! Our lovely library assistants have selected some novels from our collection for you to pick up and borrow. Not so unusual, you might think, but the difference this time is that all the books have been wrapped up, so you can’t tell what they are! Each book has a little synopsis on the wrapping to give you a clue as to what it’s about, so if you see one that takes your fancy, here’s what you need to do:-

·         Take the book to the counter to borrow it (if you use self-service, no peeking at the title on the screen!)

·         Unwrap the book when you get home to find out what it is

·         Read it

·         Return or renew your book within three weeks when the due date is up

·         Let us know if you enjoyed your date!

So there you go. Easy! Stop by and pick up a surprise next time you’re in Townhill. The display will be up all month.


  1. That's brilliant! I'm in :)

  2. thats what i call blind date

  3. Well done to our fabulous library assistants for choosing and wrapping the books. I hope our borrowers are enjoying their blind dates!

  4. Having chosen one of the nicely-wrapped books earlier, I'm looking forward to my blind date this evening!:-)