Valentine’s Day

“Are we not like two volumes of one book?”
- Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

We’ll be getting geared up for Valentine’s Day in the library this week. Here are a couple of ideas that we wanted to share.

We found this “blind date” with a book idea originally on Pinterest. We’ve attached the descriptions we created for each of our romance books as well as the posters on display to advertise. (See the bottom of the post for the attachments)

Valentine Book Display

Grab your teen’s attention with one of these blind date books. Who can resist unwrapping one of these tonight?

We pulled some of our romance titles, wrote a few lines of a brief, vague description and wrapped the books up in Valentine paper. We sprinkled some candy hearts and lace doilies for more pizazz.

Wrapped books on display.

Wrapped books on display.

We then scanned each title into Destiny creating a barcode list. We printed out the barcodes on paper and glued them on the wrapped packages. We’ve attached the advertisements we created to promote the event, as well as the descriptions of the books. Don’t forget if you have an alarm system to put a card in the back or de-activate! We wrapped our books and then realized they were going to set off our alarm!

Blind Date Advertisement (see bottom of page for PDF to print out)

Blind Date Advertisement (see bottom of page for PDF to print out)

Our thinking is that the students will check out the book, unwrap at home and bring back to the library if the book doesn’t prove interesting. We’ll keep you posted on how it goes! Update- they are flying out the door! We are working on creating more romance descriptions…..

The second idea is a craft project. We created some beautiful hearts several years ago that hang in our library windows every year. We always receive lots of compliments. Here is a link with instructions on making a felt heart.  http://www.theidearoom.net/2010/01/valentines-day-craft.html

Felt Heart

Felt Heart

A crafty project for your library aides!

A crafty project for your library aides!

We also pulled all red & pink books to display of varying genres around the library.

We also pulled all red & pink books to display of varying genres around the library.

PDF’s to assist in your Blind Date Display!

blind date 2

blind date

blind date 3

Blind date display

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2 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day

  1. This is a great Valentine’s Day display. Hope you don’t mind-we’re using some of your ideas in our high school library & have gotten quite a reaction! Thanks so much.

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