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Reading Romance: Evans City library hosts ‘Blind Date with a Book’

Evans City Public Library visitors can pick up a surprise "Blind Date with a Book" during the month of February. Julia Maruca / Butler Eagle

EVANS CITY — Visitors to the Evans City Public Library might just find their perfect match this month through the library’s “Blind Date with a Book” program.

The program features an assortment of books wrapped in colorful Valentine’s decorations to hide their titles. Each book is labeled with different “clues” — who the book would be good for, a first line and a genre—and visitors are encouraged to try their own “blind date” by checking out a surprise book.

Library associate Jessica King and a number of volunteers put together the program, which has also been a part of programs at other libraries and bookstores. The library has hosted the “blind dates” four or five times in the past, she said.

“A couple of volunteers helped me put it together,” King said. “We just collected different books that we thought might be good, something different that people wouldn’t maybe just pick up ordinarily. They have these cards on the front where we put the clues describing what the book is, they select one, and we check it out for them.”

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