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Library Invites Readers to go on Mystery Date

Take a chance on a blind date from the Warminster Library by choosing from a selection of wrapped young adult novels and opening up the package at home to find out which title you will read.

Blind dates can be a risky affair. It's next to impossible to know how the evening is going to go. Is your date compatible with you, or is he or she a little on the crazy side? Are you in for the night of your life, or are you about to be completely bored for the next couple hours?

Fortunately, the only thing you have to worry about when participating in the Warminster Library's Blind Date with a Book program is getting a paper cut. Youth Services Director Katie Hansen saw the idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the month of February.

"It's a great way to discover a new author or book series," said Hansen. "If you feel like you're stuck in a rut with your books, this spices it up a little."

Most of the selected titles come from the library's young adult section, with a few classics from authors such as Jane Austen thrown in the mix. Each book is wrapped in white paper, with the genre (adventure, romance, science fiction, etc.) written on the front and the bar code number on the back. 

After checking out the book, you can unwrap it at home and enjoy the surprise. When finished, bring back the book and fill out a quick customer review card and let Hansen know how you liked the blind date.

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