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Ort Library's March Book Madness 2017: March Book Madness - Elite 8

Vote Using PDF Document

You can open the PDF, select your favorite books in each category and then e-mail the PDF document to:

Vote Using Paper

There are also paper ballots available near the display for March Madness on the 3rd floor of the library.

Voting Timeline

UPDATED Voting Dates:

Round of 64 – March 1-5
Round of 32 – March 6-9
Sweet 16 – March 10-13
Elite 8 – March 16-17 and March 27
Final Four – March 28-30
Championship – March 31 - April 3


Champion will be crowned:

  Tuesday April 4th

Congratulations to Those Moving to the Elite 8

The voting for the Elite 8 is open and runs from March 16-17 and March 27.

To vote, electronically, click on the tab Elite 8 and vote for your favorite books to move to the Final 4.

Welcome to Ort Library's 4th Annual March Book Madness 2017

The Ort Library is pleased to announce our 4th Annual March Book Madness Tournament. Each of the tournaments held during the past three years have been a success because of students, faculty, and staff who vote to select our Champion. Just like the NCAA Basketball Tournament held during March, the Ort Library holds its own tournament that will crown one book the Champion of March Book Madness. Eight different categories of books were selected and through a tough and rigorous process, the library staff narrowed down the list of books to eight books in each category, for a total of 64 books.

The categories  are:

  • 2016
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Girl Power
  • Great 1st Lines
  • Lazy Days of Summer
  • New York State of Mind
  • One Word Titles
  • Southern Comfort

Just like in the NCAA Tournament, we will start out with 64 teams (books). Student, faculty, and staff votes will determine which books move onto the Round of 32. Once the 32 books are selected, additional rounds of voting will take place to get to the Championship title game. The Champion Book will be crowned on Tuesday, April 4, 2016.

Some of the books for March Book Madness will also be available for you to check out on the main floor of the library (3rd floor). Just look for the display stand near the March Book Madness display case.


How to Vote Using Tabs on this Guide

To vote electronically, simply click on the tabs for the different categories and vote for your favorite book.

For example in Game 1 of the Children's Books Category we have Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss up against Goodnight, Moon by Brown.

To vote for your favorite book, just click the button next to the title of the book and click submit.

Inspired by

Ort Library's March Book Madness was inspired by The University of Wisconsin-Madison Library Book Madness: