Speed ReadingAn event Saturday in the Leddy Library combines elements of speed dating and reference requests.

Library to host “speed reading” event

An event in the Leddy Library on Saturday afternoon will combine elements of speed dating and reference requests to send every participant home with a collaboratively created, personalized reading list.

A collaboration between the library and the creative collective Broken City Lab, “Speed Reading” is aimed at book lovers, says information literacy librarian Heidi Jacobs.

“Participants will sit across from a stranger and talk about their reading interests,” she says. “You’ll both have four minutes to come up with a book suggestion for the other person based on your own personal reading history and at the end of the time, rotate to the next person and do it all over again.”

The excitement starts at 1 p.m. March 1 behind the Williams Café, Leddy Library.

Jacobs says attendees can also stay behind afterwards to browse the library’s collection and check out some of its titles.