Speed dating with books library media connection

30 Jun

It has also been suggested that, if a participant can’t find a book they feel connected to, there should be a “Blind Date table” that he/she has to choose a book from at random.

Have you tried this program or something similar at your library? Do you have any tips for others who may want to try it?

Since we wanted to have speakers come to school in the fall, we had about six months to find dynamic speakers and build an exciting curriculum around the topic.

Linking Speakers with the Theme The result was a unique pairing of internationally known activists in the field.

So I try to do as much as possible to talk to my students about what they’re reading and help them find books that will get them hooked!

One activity that I’ve found to be extremely successful this year is a round of “Book Speed Dating.” I know that this is an activity that many librarians have done for years…it’s tried and true for a reason!

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I did this several weeks ago with my 8th graders, and this week the 6th graders are having their turn.As the director of libraries and one of the people on campus with the most experience in bringing speakers to campus (mainly authors), I was put on the speakers series committee.At our first meeting we tossed around topic ideas and possible speakers, and finally settled on the topic of global hunger, food, and sustainability.So sit back, give this a read, get inspired, and start thinking now how to adapt it for your own school!What started as a gift grew into an idea and blossomed across the school community.