The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Steve Salins

"Blind Date with a Book" offers incentive for reading


February 21, 2019

Journal photo by Steve Salins

Library staff member Amy Hille shows off the collection of books available to read and review for a chance to win a prize with the library's "Blind Date with a Book" program this month.

"It was a dark and stormy night." Would you pick a book to read based only on that opening line?

That's the operational basis for the "Blind Date with a Book" event happening now at the Ritzville library. We talked with Amy Hille who puts together the Blind Date program. She canvasses her fellow library staff members for book suggestions, selects books that haven't been checked out for a while, and sometimes trolls the stacks for Blind Date candidates.

Various selections are then wrapped in plain brown paper and tied with ribbon. The wrapped cover is then marked with hints at the general...

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