When the activity was done, my library clerk Debbie and I showed them the book trailers on tablets.
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Some were love stories, some were war stories, etc. If they were interested in the book, they wrote it on their wish list. So for two days, six periods each, we did the speed dating activity.
As each class came in, they took a chair, wish list, and a pencil. Many students began talking about the books and writing them down.
Nick Garcia and Delilah Panagopoulos, both 13, are on a date — but not with each other.
They're speed dating books in the Stinson Middle School library.
“We feel so strongly about kids making their own decisions, but, when asked, we love to make recommendations.” Some library branches do their own activities to help expose readers to a variety of genres.