Monday, March 27, 2006

Another fair game idea

Thanks to Library Coordinator Eugenia Hull of Blinn Collage for telling me about a fun game her library tried with great success. The original idea belongs to Prudence Morris who is now a reference librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Eugenia writes, "I thought I would share a successful table our library had at a 'fair" type setting last year. We had some Sherlock Holmes decorations, and students who visited our table were given clue cards with the title and author of one of our books as well as a handout with brief instructions for searching our online catalog for the book. After finding the book's call number in our catalog and locating the book on the shelf, they would find a coupon for free food from local fast food restaurants or money-off coupons from other local businesses which we had placed in the book's date due card pocket. It was a great way to get students into the library as well as introduce them to the library catalog. The students seemed to enjoy it a lot!"

Categories: real_life | tips_to_try

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