At the end of January, one of my best student volunteers came to me with a picture she had seen online of a book display featuring covered "mystery" books for patrons to check out. Maddie wanted to create the same kind of display in our high school library. Excited to have such a motivated and creative library assistant, I put her to work! She selected and covered the books. I just assembled the sign and display and then added the balloon as a final touch. Maddie then made a guest appearance on our high school's morning news show to promote the display.
While we were getting this display ready, I was very excited to see a ton of other librarians sharing their own "Blind Date with a Book" displays on the YALSA listserv! Feeling very lucky to be a part of a profession that shares their ideas with such generosity, I was inspired to create this display page on our blog so that display ideas could be shared.