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Which books will make it through the first round?

Voting for Round 2 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, Sunday, March 25.

Submit Your Brackets!


The 5th annual Rolfing Library Book Madness Tournament is back!

This year, our theme is "A Time to Remember," and we're featuring categories called "A Trip Down Memory Lane" and "Anniversaries." So download your copy of the bracket, choose your winners, and submit your best guesses as to which books will make it all the way to final showdown!

The winning bracket will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!


2018 Rolfing Library Book Madness Contest Rules

1. Brackets must be submitted before 11:59pm (CST) Tuesday, March 13.

  • 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.
    • Anyone may submit a bracket. Only members of the TIU community with an email address are eligible to win the $25 Amazon gift card.

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: Wednesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 18
  • Round 2: Wednesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 25
  • Round 3: Tuesday, March 27 – Wednesday, March 28
  • Round 4: Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April a
  • Round 5: Tuesday, April 3 – Wednesday, April 4
    Final Four Matchup!
  • Round 6: Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8
    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 10.

7. The winner will be notified via email Tuesday, April 10. 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.**

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