Library Foundation challenges Baltimore Library to Giving Tuesday Fundraising Competition #BookBowl

Get ready for an epic battle on and off the field. The Library Foundation of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is challenging the Pratt Library in Baltimore to a fundraising battle as part of a Giving Tuesday campaign. The city that raises the most donations during the challenge will be crowned #BookBowl champions.

The competition begins during the kick-off of the Baltimore Ravens-Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. Donations collected from that moment through 11:59 p.m. on Giving Tuesday, Nov.  29, will be counted toward the goal. Everyone who donates to the Library Foundation during that time frame will be entered into a drawing to win a prize pack from the Library Foundation.  

If the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation collects the most donations, Pratt library Acting CEO Gordon E. Krabbe will wear a Bengals jersey, dance the Ickey Shuffle and sing "Welcome to the Jungle." If the Pratt Library wins, Kimber L. Fender, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library will wear a Ravens jersey, a beehive wig, and sing the classic Baltimore Christmas Carol “Crabs for Christmas.” 

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a great library system by raising, managing, and allocating funds to expand and enhance the collections, programs, and services of our library. The Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization and gifts are tax-deductible. For more information about the challenge and to donate to the Library Foundation, visit