I’ve been seeing book tournaments floating around the internet for a few years now, and it seemed like the perfect time to try one out! The NCAA basketball tournament is just about to get going (Go Badgers!!), so we are having our own tournament to crown our favorite book!
This was a lot of fun to put together! I chose 16 books that are popular at my library, have had some recent buzz, and some classics. Then I matched them up to go head to head! Each round, library users are able to vote for their favorites. I’ll tally them up and we’ll keep voting until the champion is crowned! Here’s the timeline:
- Round 1: “The Sweet Sixteen” — Voting March 1 – March 15
- Round 2: “The Elite Eight” — Voting March 16 – March 22
- Round 3: “The Final Four” — Voting March 23 – March 29
- Round 4: “The Championship” — Voting March 30 – April
This has been a great display! Lots of the books have been checked out and it has been the topic of a lot of conversation. It’s great to hear kids talking about which books they are voting for and why. I can’t wait to tally up our votes and see who is moving on to the next round!
Anyone else doing something like this at your library? Have any predictions about who our winner will be?