This little girl read the book beforehand and was SO excited to meet Toto! She brought him some food to donate to the local pet shelter.
For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Toto was found in a tree as a newborn kitten after surviving a tornado that swept through Western MA about 2 years ago. A paramedic and his wife found the kitten and saved him. They wrote a book and do story time programs around MA to raise money for local pet shelters. All proceeds from book sales are donated.
So I know this is weird but I am afraid to open the box……
Borrowed, yet again, from Pinterest and other libraries, this is my version of “Blind Date with a Book.”
I used YA books and wrapped them in pretty paper. I printed out blurbs on each book from Goodreads and put them on the front – careful to erase anything about the title, author & character names. I realized after that I had to have the barcode avilable – it wouldn’t be much fun to unwrap the book at the circ desk to scan the barcode. I probably could have done this a better way, but I felt through the paper for the barcode and used an exacto knife to cut around it. This took a little while….to say the least. Then I looked up some lame pick-up lines. That was pretty fun.
I think only one person has checked out one of these so far – and only because I told her to 🙂 Oh well, it looks kinda cool, anyways. Below is my flyer and some pics of the books on display.
Curtesy of Miss Melinda in the Children’s Room…… I knew there was a reason I HAD to buy the groundhog puppet! How cute is that?
Also Miss Melinda’s creation 🙂
every librarian should have one! love mine 🙂