How do you get busy UMN students, instructors and staff to check out books? Wrap ‘em up! We arranged over 330 Blind Dates With a Book last year.
From February 10-15, we are again acting as a matchmaker by connecting you with a book of your dreams.
Here is how it works:
- Stop by a participating library
- Pick a book
- Check it out and take it home
- Read & enjoy!
Each of the books includes a hint to help guide your connection, but the true identity of your match won’t be revealed until after checkout when you unwrap your book.
- Architecture/Landscape Architecture Library (East Bank)
- Bio-Medical Library (East Bank)
- Mathematics Library (East Bank)
- Walter Library (East Bank)
- Wilson Library (West Bank)
- Magrath Library (St Paul)
- Natural Resources Library (St. Paul)
Want more recommendations? Our “book matchmaking” services will be available during Blind Date With a Book. Simply fill out a short online matchmaking form and we will send you customized book suggestions. This service has made 1,000+ successful connections for UMN students, instructors, and staff.
Share your #BookLove
If you find true love with your book, share your story by posting your “date” on Twitter or Instagram and share it with #UMNBookDate and tag @umnlib.
More Valentine’s events
Valentine’s Day Card Making
Use a variety of supplies in the Walter Library Breakerspace including the Cricut maker to make handmade, heartfelt Valentines. All are welcome.
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Breakerspace (Walter Library 204D)
PAWS at Wilson Library
Join us at Wilson Library (West bank), for PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) with registered therapy animal teams — including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Wilson Library, first floor