Looking for Love? Try Out Virtual Speed Dating!

Looking for Love? Try Out Virtual Speed Dating!

Don’t spend Valentine’s Day alone; let the Saline County Library help you find your perfect match!

We will be hosting a virtual speed dating event on Saturday, February 13th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link and allow programmers to plan accordingly. Patrons can register here.

This will mark the first virtual speed dating event we have hosted. Participants will be paired with other single participants who are in search of that special someone. Every few minutes, participants will be moved to different “rooms” on Zoom to meet a new person. Our programmers will provide ice-breaker questions to allow participants to start conversations.

Speed dating is a fun way for singles to meet. Since they can’t meet in person due to the ongoing pandemic, we are hoping to fill the gap for singles this Valentine’s Day.

We will also be offering a variety of other services for Valentine’s Day including Blind Date with a Book, Valentine’s Gift Bags, and eCards created by the Community Engagement Department.

Blind Date with a Book starts on February 1st. Patrons can search “Blind Date with a Book” on the library’s online catalog or visit the library’s curbside table to see the different genres. For example, if you want to have a date with Sci-Fi, look for “Blind Date with a Book: Out of this World.” Each genre will have a line or two about them such as, “if you like your androids tall, dark and snarky, give me a glance.”

Patrons can purchase Valentine’s Gift Bags by filling out this form. Each basket costs $10, and there are three types: Sweetheart, Teacher, or Child. Sweetheart bags contain two monogrammed wine glasses, a movie, candy, and a bag of popcorn. Teacher bags contain one monogrammed tumbler, two books, candy, and a bag of popcorn. Child bags contain one monogrammed water bottle, two books, candy, and a small stuffed animal. All bags will also contain a Papa John’s special coupon.

If you’re trying to figure out a simple, but great, gift for your loved one, the Saline County Library’s Community Engagement Department can help you with that. Patrons can film a 20-second video telling their loved one how they feel about them and submit it here. After receiving the video, an adult programmer will edit it with some music and graphics, then send the video back to you in time for Valentine’s Day! The deadline to submit your video is February 11th.

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