Darien Library service connects patrons with books

Love may be in the air, especially if you are a reader. Darien Library is launching Book Matchmaker, a book recommendation service to help connect readers to great books. Patrons who participate will receive a handpicked book, based on their reading preferences, every 12 weeks.

The Book Matchmaker program is an extension of the library’s reader advisory service. The goal of the program is to build relationships with patrons while providing tailored reading recommendations to subscribers (participants) in an easy and convenient way. The service is loosely based on start-up subscription businesses such as Stitch Fix and Birchbox.

To participate in the program, patrons fill out an online form to determine reading preferences. Patrons are then matched with a reader adviser who selects a book and checks it out to them with a personalized note explaining the reason behind the selection.

Book Matchmaker is open to adults and teens with registered library cards. For more information, visit darienlibrary.org/book-matchmaker.

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