Minute Madness 2024

UPDATE: We had a tough competitor with Wilmington and unfortunately, we are not heading to the Championship. Great job to everyone who signed up for this challenge and logged their minutes. We had a total of 127 people read 145,326 minutes! There’s always next year!

It’s tournament time! Can you help us out-read other Massachusetts libraries? Log your reading 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.

Round 1: (March 1- March 7) This week will be a “free for all” – all libraries will compete and the 16 libraries with the most minutes logged by 2pm on Thursday, March 7 will land a spot on the bracket. We will use the rankings from this week to seed the bracket for Week 2 (#1 vs. #16, #2 vs. #15, #3 vs. #14, and so on).

Round 2: (March 7- March 14) 16 libraries will compete in a bracket-style tournament. (For the less sporty amongst us – this means your library will be playing head-to-head against one other library. The winner moves forward to the next round).

Round 3: (March 14- 21) 8 libraries will compete in a bracket-style tournament. 4 libraries will proceed to the “Fierce Four”

Fierce Four: (March 21- 28) 4 libraries compete in a bracket-style tournament for the chance to compete in the Championship round.

Championship: (March 28 – April 4) the top two libraries compete for victory!

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!