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March Book Madness
April 3 - May 7
The Library is hosting March BOOK Madness in which faculty, staff, and students vote weekly to determine the ultimate champion book. Starting with Round One on March 30, 2020, the field will be narrowed down with another round of voting each week until we celebrate the champion book on April 27, 2020.
Voting for each round will be open Monday – Thursday, and two weekly winners will be drawn on Friday from participants in that round of voting. To be eligible for the grand prize, you had to complete a bracket prior to March 16, 2020. The top ten winning submissions from the bracket challenge will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize! The grand prize winner will be drawn on April 27, 2020.
This event is generously funded by the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation through a Student Impact Grant.
April 24, 2020 – 2020 Championship Winner!
2020 March Book Madness is in the Books!
Over 200 faculty, staff, and students participated in the library’s annual March Book Madness event this year, crowning The Hunger Games as the ultimate champion. Before the event, 125 people filled out brackets to predict the winner. Mitchell Craig and Sebastian Gomila got the closest with their predictions, earning them each a $25 Amazon gift card. In addition to the bracket winners, our weekly winners for the championship round were Kate Morgan and Jan Boone, each receiving $10 Amazon gift cards.
To celebrate this year’s winner, the library will host a virtual book club during the month of June to read and discuss The Hunger Games. You can check out an eBook copy of the book from OverDrive, accessible from the library’s website. For more information on the book discussion and to participate in weekly trivia contests, check out The Hunger Games Research Guide. Have questions? Contact a librarian or use the Ask-a-Librarian chat.
This event is generously sponsored by a Student Impact Grant from the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation.
April 17, 2020 – Final Four Update
April 9, 2020 – Second Round Update
April 3, 2020 – First Round Update