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This is it! Which books will make it out of the next round?

Voting for Round 3 is now open!

Vote early, vote often!

Only the top books in each match-up will move on to the next round!

Voting closes at 11:45pm, Wednesday March 29.


2017 Rolfing Library Book Madness Contest Rules

1. Brackets must be submitted before 11:59pm (CST) Sunday, March 12.

  • Bracket entry forms can be obtained from the Circulation Desk or through the library’s website. 
  • Bracket entry forms may be submitted in person to the Circulation Desk or via email attachment to
    • One bracket per person may be submitted for official use in the Book Madness contest.
    • Bracket entries are open to any member of the TIU community with an email address.

2. All bracket entries must contain the participant’s name and email address. Each bracket must be stamped and signed by a library staff member in order to be considered a valid entry.

3. Voting will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Round 1: Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 19
  • Round 2: Tuesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 26
  • Round 3: Tuesday, March 28 – Wednesday, March 29
  • Round 4: Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2
  • Round 5: Tuesday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 5
    Final Four Matchup!
  • Round 6: Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9
    Championship Showdown!!

4. The winning bracket is defined as the bracket that scores the highest number of points. Points are awarded for each correct match up per round: round 1=1 pt, round 2=2 pts, round 3=3 pts, round 4=4 pts, round 5=5 pts, round 6=6 pts.

5. Voting for each round is open to anyone, even if a bracket was not submitted. 

6. The winning book and bracket will be announced Tuesday, April 11.

7. The winner will be notified via email Tuesday, April 12. The prize ($25 gift card to Amazon) will be emailed to the winner at the email address provided. 

8. **TIU Rolfing Library's decision on all issues will be final.**

Your Librarian

Becky Frank

Important Dates

March 12, 11:59pm: Brackets due. Please email to Becky Frank or submit in person to Circulation Desk of Rolfing Library.

March 14-19: Vote for Round 1.

March 21-26: Vote for Round 2.

March 28-29: Vote for Round 3 - The Sweet 16.

March 31-April 2: Vote for Round 4 - The Elite 8.

April 4-5: Vote for Round 5 - The Final 4.

April 7-9: Vote for Round 6 - the Championship Round.

April 11: Winning book and bracket announced.