‘Blind Date With A Book’ for Singles on Valentine’s Day


STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Love is in the air, and at the library.

About fifty single patrons went on a blind date this Valentine’s Day, set up by staff at the Eastern Monroe Public Library.

Put your trust in fate and go on a blind date… with a book.

“I think that’s fun, thats great,” laughs Khrista Nebbia, library volunteer.

The books are wrapped, so you can’t see their titles. Make sure to follow your heart, because the selection is based soely on vague hints about what lies beneath the cover.

“The way they describe the books, it makes you very curious about what’s inside,” smiles Laura Rice of Stroudsburg.

The Eastern Monroe Public Library in Stroud Township designed the ‘blind date with a book display’. It gives partons the opportunity to snuggle up at home on Valentine’s Day and get to know a good read.

“A ot of people come in here who are single, and it would be very interesting for them to do something like that,” Nebbia says.

The library likes to come up with different displays for holidays and occassions, like the upcoming Presidents Day.

“People lost touch with books, they want to read it on their laptop instead. And it’s like, it’s not the same connection,” explains Isaiah Iraheta of Stroudsburg.

Library director Susan Lyons knows not everyone will fall in love with their blind date. But, she’s confident some will find their literary match.

She adds, “some of them [books] have kind of a romance theme, but there’s all kinds of things like historical fiction, and just some really great books.”

A reminder to never judge a book by it’s cover.

About fifty blind date books are circulating this Valentine’s Day.

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