Beginning on March 12th, pairs of books will be featured on CPL’s webpage, where patrons can pick their favorites and then check to see if the books progress through the brackets.
Favorite books and novels of 2011 square off in unique tournament judged by the public
“March Book Madness is a fantastic way for our patrons to interact with CPL and share their love of reading in a new way,” said Felton Thomas, Executive Director of CPL. “It’s also a great way for people to find out about some excellent new books that have been published recently.”
Similar to the NCAA basketball tournament, March Book Madness features 64 featured books in brackets oriented around CPL branch locations. This year’s set of brackets includes bestsellers such as The Hunger Games, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Walter Isaccson’s biography Steve Jobs. Predictions on winners will be made by local authors and book reviewers.
Beginning on March 12th, pairs of books will be featured on CPL’s webpage, where patrons can pick their favorites and then check to see if the books progress through the brackets. The winner will be picked on April 2nd, the same day as the NCAA basketball championship game. The patron with the winning bracket will win a new eReader, courtesy of the Friends of Cleveland Public Library.
Get in on the March Madness excitement by visiting cpl.org. Fill out your bracket, vote each round of the tournament, and root for your favorite books.
Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream, create and grow. CPL serves four million patrons annually at 28 branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million items from a collection of more than 10 million. CPL’s library services are also available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, “The People’s University on Wheels” Bookmobile,
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