Best Library: Round of 32 Voting (Updated: 2/2)

Best Library: Round of 32 Voting (Updated: 2/2)

We started with Chapter I: Voting for the Best Public Library and we now have 32 libraries remaining.

ELGL members will receive exclusive daily updates with results from each of these 16 matchups. Not an ELGL member? Join – $15/students, $30/individuals, $300/organizations.

For the libraries remaining in the contest, please email kent@elgl.org with a contact person for your library. Other questions or comments, contact kent@elgl.org.

Learn more about libraries at Double Shot: Aspen Institute and Public Libraries and Podcast: Susan Brown, Chapel Hill Public Library Director.

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Tammy Swanson Bracket

The winning libraries in the same color box will compete against each other in the next round. The winner from this bracket will compete against the winner of the Ron Swanson Bracket.

1. Williamsburg, VA
16. Bozeman, MT

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8. Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Evansville, IN
9. Downtown Library, Chattanooga, TN

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2. Public Library, Baytown, TX
15. Hillary Clinton Children’s, Little Rock, AR

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7. Public Library – Central Branch, Kansas City, MO
10. Public Library, Effingham, IL

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4. Central Library, Grosse Point, MI
13.Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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5. Library 21c, Colorado Springs, CO
12. Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC

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3. Headquarters Library, Spartanburg, SC
14. C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

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6. Downtown Library, Cedar Rapids, IA
11. Public Library (Central), St. Louis, MO

VOTE!

Ron Swanson Bracket

The winning libraries in the same color box will compete against each other in the next round. The winner from this bracket will compete against the winner of the Tammy Swanson Bracket.

1. Pueblo City-County Library District, Pueblo, CO
16. Jonathon Bourne Public Library, Bourne, MA   

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8. Township Library, Upper St. Clair, PA
9. Public Library, Grand Forks, ND

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2. Public Library, Lewisville, TX
15. Public Library, Platteville, WI

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7. Paul A. Biane Library, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
10. Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN

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4. Schlow Centre Region Library, State College, PA
13. Bennett Civic Center Library, Livonia, MI

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5. Public Library, Iowa City, IA
12. Main Branch, Gadsden, AL

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3. Lied Public Library, Scottsbluff, NE
14. Cleveland Heights Library, University Heights, OH

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6. Public Library, Lawrence, KS
11. Provo Library at Academy Square Provo, UT

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