Pick the Winning Genre in CHPL’s Book Bracket for a Chance to Win Library Swag

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

There’s a new tournament this March at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library! We're pitting genre against genre to decide which literary category is the most popular in town.

What’s on the line besides knowing you have incredibly refined literary taste? A chance to get CHPL swag to go alongside your well-earned bragging rights.

How to Participate

First, print your book bracket and fill it out: there are 16 popular “teams" to choose from. Submit a photo of your completed bracket using the form or on one of our related social media posts below by noon EST on March 15, 2023. Winners will be selected at random, so everyone who enters, regardless of what's on your bracket, has a chance to win CHPL swag at the end of the tournament! 

Each week starting March 15, 2023, the Library will host polls on our Facebook and Twitter pages where you can determine which genre moves on from the “Storied Sixteen” all the way to winning the “Championship Chapter.”

Make sure you comment on our Book Bracket social media posts. You may only submit one bracket.

Print a 2023 CHPL Book Bracket, opens a new window (Free printing is available at our 41 library locations!)

Submit Your Bracket

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Vote Each Week for Your Favorites

Will “Mystery” make an inexplicable run to the end, only to reveal their secret star power at the last minute in the “Championship Chapter?” Or will “Cookbooks” top all the others with their tantalizing talent?

It’s all up to you! Each week, winning genres will be determined by popular vote in polls on our Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t let your team down and vote in every round:

  • Storied Sixteen: Voting starts March 15-20, 2023
  • Exposition Eight: Voting starts March 21-27, 2023
  • Fabled Four: Voting starts March 28-April 3, 2023
  • Championship Chapter: Voting starts April 4-7, 2023

Read the 2023 Book Bracket rules.

Join the biggest battle in literacy this March by filling out your Book Bracket! Who’s your pick to win? Let us know in the comments below!