“Blind Date with a Book Contest” expands students’ reading horizons

In February, the Gloversville Middle School Library held a “Blind Date with a Book Contest” encouraging students to read from a  selection of “mystery titles.”

Students selected books for the contest and then wrapped them in wrapping paper so the titles would be a surprise to the readers participating in the contest.

a student holds a gift bag next to a decorated table with wrapped books on it and contest rules displayed on posters.
Eighth grader Sara Abdalla was the winner of the GMS Library’s Blind Date with a Book Contest.

After selecting a mystery title, students read the book and filled out a card to rate their “Blind Date Book” by answering questions about the book. Students returned the cards to be entered in a Valentine’s Day Raffle. Many students read several books for the contest.

A name was randomly chosen from the entries, and the winner was eighth grader Sara Abdalla. She won a gift bag that included a book and candy. 

Congratulations to Sara and all those students who participated in the Blind Date With A Book Contest. 

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