‘Blind Date with a Beach Book’ offers light reading

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 Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Readers also get ‘beach-themed date-night goodies.’

By Karenna Reyna

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

This college’s library is offering its first Blind Date with a Beach Book, which allows students to pick a random book to read over spring break.

The nearly weeklong event is similar to the Blind Date with a Banned Book event in September. However, the beach books are not controversial but easy, fun and relaxed reads, said reference librarian Celita Avila, coordinator of this event.

The 10 books were displayed on the third floor of the library March 2 and another 10 will be displayed at 9 a.m. March 4 and noon March 3 and 5 at the circulation desk.

Librarians will give out each book in brown wrapping paper as a surprise along with “beach-themed date-night goodies,” according to the library’s website.

April Schramm, senior secretary in the library, is also partnering with Avila to make this event possible.

Avila said the books would be light, easy, fun and relaxed readings such as romance and science fiction. Stephen King is one of the featured authors, and “Jaws” will be included in the draw.

“Students tell us they like the mystery of the event, by not knowing what book they will receive and they really like the goodie bags,” Avila said.

For more information, visit http://sacguide.libguides.com/beach or call the reference desk at 210-486-0563.

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