Speed Dating – Books!


Fall Enrichment days arrived at KES in early October and here at the Hiʻilei Media Center, our 4th and 5th graders spent the time with us making new friends with books.  Our library was transformed into a little bistro complete with red and white balloons, streamers, black tablecloths, rose filled vases and books – loads and loads of books.  The tables were piled high with both traditional favorites as well as our new hotly requested titles – the latest installment of Harry Potter, Dork Diaries and Geronimo Stilton.  A few weeks ago we received our order of new books and have been rushing to get them processed and into the hands of the students.  Our Speed Dating Book Adventure was the perfect opportunty to do this.

After reviewing the criteria for selecting a great book, the music started and the students eagerly dived into the tables to make their choices.  Using popular kids music as a timer, the students choose a book, read for 2-3 minutes then completed a quick evaluation of the book.  At the end of the session, the students had gone through six rounds, examined lots of great books and wrote out a detailed recommendation for one of their books for other students to read.  With nearly every student choosing to borrow a book, it was a great day for reading!