HCTPL offers patrons a ‘blind date’ with book for Library Lovers’ Month

February is Library Lovers' Month, and the Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the members of the community to celebrate their love of libraries with two ongoing events at both the Main Library in Huntington and the Markle Branch Library in Markle.

The special events are "Go on a Blind Date with a Book @ Your Library" and a "Why I Love My Library" contest.
For the "blind date" event, library staff members have selected a wide variety of books from the fiction and non-fiction collections, wrapped them in red paper and placed them on display.

Patrons are invited to choose one or more wrapped titles, and just like any blind date, take a chance with the unknown.

"Blind Date with a Book" selections will include a wide range of authors, titles and genres, with no clues visible on the outside to give away the contents.

Patrons check the book out as usual, take it home, and unwrap it to find out what they've chosen. When patrons return the book to the library, they may fill out a review slip to let everyone know the title and author of their literary blind date and whether the date was a "dud" or if they "can't wait for another date."

Library patrons of all ages can answer the question, "Why Do I Love My Library?" on an entry form available at both library locations and the HCTPL staff will post the answers on the Library's Facebook page for all to read.

At the end of the month, a series of drawings by age and library branch will determine the winners, who will each receive a free book.

The Main Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive in Huntington, and can be reached at 356-0824. The Markle Branch Library is located at 197 E. Morse St. in Markle, and can be reached at 758-3332. The Library's Facebook page can be visited at www.face book.com/HCTPL.