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University Libraries offers book lovers 'Blind Date with a Book'

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Just a few clues and keywords will describe wrapped books during the University Libraries’ “Blind Date with a Book,” happening through the month of February. Shelves in Pattee Library's Franklin Atrium, as well as several pop-up locations around Penn State’s University Park campus, will be filled with both fiction and nonfiction books available for students to take on a reading date.

“'Blind Date with a Book' gives readers a great way to try something they never would have chosen otherwise, and that’s exactly where the fun is in the event,” said Megan Gilpin, outreach coordinator for University Libraries’ Library Learning Services.

A variety of titles are available, but books may not be unwrapped until after they are checked out at the lending services desk.

Readers have the opportunity to provide feedback about their “book date” on Twitter at @psulibs.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Megan Gilpin at or 814-867-0069.


Last Updated February 03, 2020