Monday 1 February 2016

Blind Date with a difference at your library

This Valentine’s Day, Clare County Library would like to play matchmaker for you and set you up on a blind date…with a book! Following on from last year’s success we are excited to once again present Blind Date with a Book, where you take a chance and check out a book that we have selected, without knowing exactly what that book is until you get it home. We’re hoping we can introduce you to a book you’ll love, but may not have chosen for yourself otherwise. It could be the book you’ve been searching for all your life!

From February 11th-13th you are invited to visit any of the seven participating library branches in Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilrush, Kilkee, Killaloe, Scariff and Shannon where there will be a display of books wrapped in plain paper. Make your selection and bring it to the checkout desk, where you will also receive a sweet treat custom made by Wilde Irish Chocolates in Tuamgraney, to take home along with your newfound book love. This year the selected books will all have some connection to the year 1916 and will include a range of genres and themes but you won’t be able to judge any of them by their cover before you get to know them. Here’s hoping it will be love at first page, but there is no need to worry about any hard feelings or awkwardness if it’s not! If you don’t make that special connection you can simply return it and move on to the next book. After all, there are plenty more books on the shelves!

To view opening hours for Clare County Library’s branches visit or phone 065-6821616.

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