Having worked with middle school students through many Valentine's Days, I know that it can be a mixed bag of emotions, moods and overall craziness. Well...I have always said...if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So, we are promoting books through "Blind Date with a Book".
As students come into the library, we are giving them the chance to have a #blinddatewithabook. The books are in plain brown paper bags with a very brief introduction. If they choose to check it out, then they must agree to give the book a chance before deciding to continue reading it or returning it.
Yesterday, we had 10 different classes in the library to check out books. I told them about the promotion, and many of them decided to test fate and try a blind date.
Best line of the day: "I'm going to leave the book in the bag because it reminds me of lunch, and I am hungry for words."
I know that it is cheesy, but I love it. I love it when the students feel comfortable enough to share their crazy notions. It is rather enlightening to their senses of humor and personality.
Yes, I love working with middle school students. I count my blessings every day!