‘Blind Date with a Book’ at Bossard


Staff Report



The Bossard Memorial Library has a number of wrapped books with nothing but a brief clue for readers to discover a new and unexpected book.

The Bossard Memorial Library has a number of wrapped books with nothing but a brief clue for readers to discover a new and unexpected book.


Bossard Library | Courtesy

“Blind Date with a Book” titles are wrapped and displayed throughout Bossard Memorial Library for the month of February.


Bossard Library | Courtesy

Readers can choose a book based on the clue and find new authors and possibly genres that the normally would not read.


Bossard Library | Courtesy

GALLIPOLIS — In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Gallia County’s Bossard Memorial Library is hosting a “Blind Date with a Book” event.

Throughout the month of February, readers can stop in and pick out a wrapped book to discover a new read.

Library Director Debbie Saunders told the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, “[readers can] visit our Blind Date with a Book display, where you will find a selection of colorfully wrapped books. Each book has hints about what kind of book is inside — no judging a book by its cover, title, or author.”

Saunders encourages readers to come in and find a book that interests them and to check it out for a new adventure.

Saunders said the program is unique to help expand reading horizons.

“This mysterious program is fun for the library patron, who may randomly select a book that is outside his or her usual reading preference, thereby opening up the potential to enjoy a different genre of the Library’s expansive collection,” Saunders said.

Books are on display throughout the library all month.

Brittany Hively contributed to this story.

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The Bossard Memorial Library has a number of wrapped books with nothing but a brief clue for readers to discover a new and unexpected book.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/02/web1_08CD6294E25A44ACB9E7107FC22A4B55.jpgThe Bossard Memorial Library has a number of wrapped books with nothing but a brief clue for readers to discover a new and unexpected book. Bossard Library | Courtesy

“Blind Date with a Book” titles are wrapped and displayed throughout Bossard Memorial Library for the month of February.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/02/web1_807D795B039C47129666CBF2772669D7.jpg“Blind Date with a Book” titles are wrapped and displayed throughout Bossard Memorial Library for the month of February. Bossard Library | Courtesy

Readers can choose a book based on the clue and find new authors and possibly genres that the normally would not read.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/02/web1_D3B8BD0751EF4EEB8D4FDA1FCDE222EB.jpgReaders can choose a book based on the clue and find new authors and possibly genres that the normally would not read. Bossard Library | Courtesy

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