Additional resources: Printable Speed Dating notes sheet (free from Librarian Vickie at TPT) Other ways to speed date with books: "Book Speed Dating"--The Mighty Little Librarian-- This one is very similar to mine, except in this one, the students stay put and move the boxes of books. This one gives alternatives to calling it "Speed Dating" and provides links to book speed dating-related printables.
Ross, Librarian-Manager for the Local and Family History department, introduced the The Book of Nouns and has this to say: It measures only 6cm by 4.5cm and is about 1cm thick.
You may recall that, during our 2016 Library Fest programme, we trialled a new event: Speed-date our Library Treasures.
Put simply, this was an opportunity for the public to engage with a wide range of some of our most interesting and unique stock items, all curated by passionate Librarians, and in a decidedly non-traditional library environment (i.e. We’re delighted to report that – such was the success of #speeddatetreasures – we took little hesitation in opting to run the whole thing again this year, as part of our recent 2017 Library Fest series.
Students with a spade or club (black card) get a "sour face" at the end of their book date (a warhead candy). Next time, we'll get to squeeze in more rotations since I won't have to take time explaining how it works.
Best of all, they were introduced to LOTS of new books and genres!