How Do You Get Teens Interested in Classical Literature by Lucas Maxwell

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Blind Date with a Book, 19th century edition.  In addition to reading the books, or knowing what they are about enough to create a 2-3 word ‘catchy synopsis’ wrapping these books in butcher paper would probably take the most time.

The author used Canva to create bookmarks for the event, Canva is a very easy to use tool that I had forgotten I knew about.  Now I plan on making sure that everyone I know is aware of it!

The librarian did a 30 second blurb about each book, to give the students an idea of what to expect if they read that book. When the librarian let the students take the paper off some of the students were excited!  Some were disappointed and she allowed those students to make some swaps.  They then held a contest to see who read the most (page count not titles).

This sounds like a really neat way to introduce literature that people would not ordinarily read.  I wonder if the director would go for this among staff in the public library I work at?

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