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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation presents the first and only competition for book clubs. Through a series of weekly games book club members win points for their club.

Much like March Madness, book club teammates can score two pointers, three pointers and free throws for their club, along with fun weekly prizes and bragging rights.

Book Club Madness III kicks off in Spring 2025


Book clubs that score at least 100 points will be entered into a drawing for a FREE table for 10 at our annual gala Verse & Vino with an exclusive private audience with a featured author of their choice — a value of over $2,000 (although we think it’s priceless.) The top scoring book club will receive a special prize as well.


Each game will feature new challenges every week like visit a branch, share your favorite book club book, check out a book or e-book, or post a comment on our social media. Each challenge will earn you two points, three points or free throws (a.k.a. one point). Once you complete a challenge (or numerous challenges) enter your points on the Challenges page.

Your points will be added to your book club’s total. The point totals for all participating book clubs will be updated on the Leaderboard.


Register online and encourage your book club friends to join as well. To participate in the madness, you and your club members must register online. Registration will open in Spring 2025

NOTE: Book clubs must have at least 2 registered members to participate.

Let’s play Book Club Madness!



If your book club doesn’t have a name, be sure to create one so your points go to the right team. Let your book club members know the club’s name.

Need some ideas for a name? Check out this article.


Tell your friends.

Email, call, or text your book club friends and encourage them to register — or just share at your next book club. If you created a name for your book club in the registration, be sure to tell your book club members.

Also, choose a captain. This will be the person we connect with if we have questions about your book club or if you win the Verse & Vino drawing. We will be reaching out to registered book clubs before the competition begins for your captain’s name.


Get ready for the first game.

While you can’t score any points yet, the challenges will be emailed to you and can be found on our website starting on Wednesdays.