Mystery Book Date ~ October 15, 2020

A VIRTUAL BLIND-BAG BOOK SALE

BENEFITING SLD READ ~ OCTOBER 15, 2020

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What is Mystery Book Date?

Part surprise party, part handwritten mail, and best of all, you can wear your comfy pants and not even leave home!

Mystery Book Date is a new celebration hosted by SLD Read to support our work of improving literacy outcomes in Michigan. This socially-distant reading extravaganza is a multi-part event designed to foster conversation and camaraderie in our community as we address the critical need for literacy support.

What  Can I Experience with Mystery Book Date?

Mystery Book Date is a blind-bag style book destash. Each book, lovingly donated by friends in our community comes wrapped in unassuming paper with a brief description of the book on the front. Supporters can request a certain genre, but beyond that and a few clues, they won’t know what sort of adventure awaits under the wrapping.

SLD’s Mystery Book Date celebration will take place in stages, culminating in a virtual gathering featuring auctions, giveaways, and words from our board and our
students.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BOOK DONATIONS
8/10/2020-10/1/2020

Asking for donation of used books (in good used or better condition) for the event. Drop off of these books can be at the Grand Rapids office (2650 Horizon DR SE
Suite 230) Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:15, and 1:00-3:30.   Watch for more drop off locations!

BOOK PRE-ORDERS
9/21/2020-10/14/2020

Just can’t wait for the live book sale? Want to stock up on Mystery Date Books for yourself, for your family, or to use as gifts? Pre-orders will be available via the SLD website. Pick your genre(s), pick your quantities, and select your fulfillment method. Convenient contactless pickup will be available at the SLD Read offices, or you can choose to have your books shipped via USPS Media Mail.

SOCIAL MEDIA SWAG GIVEAWAYS
10/1/2020-10/10/2020

Share photos of your pre-ordered Mystery Date Books orposts with our event hashtag for a chance to win a SWAG Box. Sent With A Gift, these boxes contain two mystery datebooks and some goodies to enjoy alongside your readingadventure. Each social media post gets you an additional entry into the SWAG drawings

SILENT AUCTION
10/8/2020-10/15/2020

Join us and invite your friends for some exciting silent auction baskets. Bid from the comfort of your home on reading themed gift baskets and exclusive Michigan
experiences.

MYSTERY BOOK DATE LIVE
OCTOBER 15, 2020 7 PM

The main event we’ve all been waiting for. Log in and join us for a livestream fundraising event unlike any you’ve ever been to.

During the course of the event you’ll have the opportunity to claim Mystery Date books that are posted in albums via fastest fingers (first post gets to purchase), in SWAG box live auctions, and in Draw To Purchase opportunities.

The silent auctions will also be ending the evening of the livestream, so it’s a great opportunity to get those last few bids in!

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT  Becky Takacs-Britz,  bbritz@sldread.org

 

 

 

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