What is Speed Dating?
First impressions—looks, specs
Getting to know you
Sometimes you find a match,
sometimes you move on
Speed Dating Dos and Don’ts
Once the 3-minute reading time starts, focus only on the ―date‖
If you don’t find a match, keep looking. We’ll have some time to
check out from the whole library at the end.
Found a book you like? Keep it with you while you scope out the
other books. You never know when you might find one you like
Be respectful to your date and the dates of others.
Do not change books once the 3-minutes starts.
Do not try to read someone else’s book once the 3-minutes
Focus on your date! It’s only three minutes…
Do not talk during the 3-minute reading time.
First minute– pick a table. Start looking through
Second minute —choose a book. Look at front
cover, read blurb on back, size of print, white
space, illustrations (if any). Start reading.
Minutes 3-5 —Start reading. In most cases, you
will start with the first chapter.
End of minute 5 —change tables.