The Learning Resources Department at the HCT-Al Ain Women’s campus (AAW) has devised a novel way to promote reading during the month of October.
The staff members have created the “Blind Date with a Book” reading campaign, which is designed to promote reading to the AAW community of staff, faculty and students. The campaign’s concept is for readers to choose a book by its contents and not to judge a book by its cover. This gives any book a second chance to be read and enjoyed.
Do you agree that you cannot judge the book by its cover? This is the Library’s version of going on a blind date with a book. If you judge a book by its cover, you might miss out an amazing story; or even lose the opportunity to read a good story.
The library staff are encouraging the AAW community members to “recycle” their extra books, ones that can be given away and shared, by dropping them in the boxes in front of the library.
The library staff will then cover the books and add catchy descriptions of about two or more sentences to summarize the books.
In addition, the staff have selected several books from the Library’s collection, which they will recommend to the readers to try out and appreciate.
The “Blind Date with A Book” campaign will run throughout October.