Minute Madness 2023

UPDATE: We had a tough competitor with Burlington and unfortunately, we are not heading to the Championship this year. 😞😞😞 Great job to everyone who signed up for this challenge and logged their minutes. We had a total of 161 people read 168,574 minutes! There’s always next year!

It’s tournament time! Help us defend our championship title from last year by out-reading 20 other Massachusetts libraries. Log your minutes/hours read as we fight for a spot in the Minute Madness final in March.

REGISTER HERE or you can download the Beanstack app to sign up and log minutes/hours through your phone!

Please note, if you participated in this program last year through Beanstack you do not need to create a new account! Use the same one as last year. If you need help, check out this Beanstack Cheat Sheet or email Sarah at scognata@georgetownpl.org.

Starting March 1, log your reading as we fight with 20 other libraries for a spot on the Minute Madness bracket.

On March 8, sixteen libraries will compete in a bracket-style tournament. This means our library will be playing head-to-head against one other library. The winner moves forward to the next round. On March 15, eight libraries will compete in a bracket-style tournament. 4 libraries will proceed to the “Fierce Four”.

On March 22, 4 libraries compete in a bracket-style tournament for the chance to compete in the Championship round. The following week, March 29, the top two libraries will fight for the top spot. The library with the most minutes read will be the Minute Madness champion!

Books, audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers all count towards our total.

Would you rather participate through a paper sheet? No problem! A paper log is available for pickup at the Circulation and Children’s Desks. Please make sure to bring the sheet back to the library before the end of each round so your minutes can be counted!