Complete Your 2024 Book Bracket for a Chance to Win CHPL Branded Prizes

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library's annual literary showdown has returned! This year's "teams" are the most popular authors based on checkouts by CHPL customers. Submit your Book Bracket and vote for your favorite authors until one is crowned winner in the "Championship Chapter" on April 7, 2024.

There's more than just bragging rights on the line. Enter your Book Bracket by March 18, 2024 for a chance to get CHPL branded prizes.

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 below or on one of our related social media posts below by noon EST on March 18, 2024. Winners will be selected at random, so everyone who enters, regardless of what's on your bracket, has a chance to win CHPL branded prizes at the end of the tournament!

Starting March 19, 2024, the Library will host polls on our Facebook and X pages where you can determine which author 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 2024 CHPL Book Bracket (Free printing is available at our 41 library locations!)

Submit Your Bracket

2024 Book Bracket

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Vote Each Week for Your Favorites

Will James Patterson uphold his title as one of the most popular authors among CHPL customers by taking the "Champion Chapter?" Or will viral authors Rebecca Yaros, Sarah J. Maas and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah make a run to win it all?

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

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

  • Storied Sixteen: Voting starts March 19-26, 2024
  • Exposition Eight: Voting starts March 28-31, 2024
  • Fabled Four: Voting starts April 2-3, 2024
  • Championship Chapter: Voting starts April 5, 2024

Read the 2024 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!