Blind Date with a Book

This week’s “Speaking Volumes” is less book list and more book lust. Not really — we have nothing but good wholesome literary fun for you this February.

From Feb. 1 through 14, Lititz Public Library is proud to announce our “Blind Date with a Book.” We will have a selection of books, wrapped so as not to reveal the title or author, available for check out. The only way for these books to entice you is with their “pick up line” — the first line of the book will be displayed on the wrapping.

For example, would this wordy attempt to woo you have worked?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

If so, then you would have walked out of the library arm in arm with Mr. Charles Dickens regaling you with “A Tale of Two Cities.”

Upon finishing (or not) your blind date, you can rate your date on the notecard included in the book. Was the find “True Love,” “Just Friends,” or perhaps “Never Again.” Regardless of the grade, you can return the notecard to enter a drawing for a gift card or gift basket.

We will have books for adults and kids to choose from so that no one has to miss out on this fun and free-spirited way to chance upon a new author or series.