Battle of the Books

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The Game Begins March 5th!

We're playing Battle of the Books! This is a March Madness bracket style tournament with a literary twist: our competition pits famous authors against each other and the winner is decided by you! Thirty-two authors will enter, but only one can be crowned Newton's favorite. Visit the library between February 19th and March 4th to fill out a bracket with your predictions, then vote for your favorite authors each day. The brackets with the most accurate predictions will be entered in a prize drawing for a new Kindle Fire. 

How to Play:

Step 1: Fill out a bracket with your winning predictions between February 19 and March 4. Be sure to turn your bracket in to the library circulation desk!
Step 2: Follow us on Facebook! We'll be posting voting opportunities and updates online.
Step 3: Check in every day after 10:00 am to see which authors are competing that day. The first match starts March 5th.
Step 4: Cast your daily vote inside the library, or by commenting on our Facebook posts.
Step 5: We'll tally up the votes the day after the match is posted, and the winners will proceed to the next round. There will be 30 matches total, and the winner will be announced on March 20th!

Print your Bracket!

Pick up a bracket in the Library, or print off a copy here. Don't forget to turn inBook Battle Bracket your completed brackets by March 4th, to be eligible for the grand prize drawing! You may also download an editable bracket here.

Completed brackets may be dropped off at the Library or emailed to the Public Services Librarian.  

Questions? Please contact:
Rebecca Klein
Public Services Librarian
rklein@newton.lib.ia.us
641-792-4108

Monday, March 5th Battles

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