Don't judge a book by its cover. 

During the month of February, the Newcastle Public Library would like to “fix you up” with a blind date – as in, a blind date book, as readers have a chance to choose their next book based solely on its “dating profile.”

Library staff has selected a variety of books and wrapped them up in “secretive” brown paper. Readers won’t know the “identity” of their blind date book until they check it out and unwrap it.

Some might be disappointed, but some may end up having a great read with a book they couldn’t “judge by its cover.”

Each book will have a “Rate a Date” slip. Is it a dud or your soulmate? Fill it out and drop it in the box by the Blind Date book display to be entered in a drawing for a prize.