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Literary Smackdown at Marathon County Public Library

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Leaders at the Marathon County Public Library want to know: what is the most influential book in the county?

That's why they're holding a "Literary Smackdown". The competition pits popular fiction and non-fiction books against each other in a March-Madness style bracket. Library leaders say it's a great way to get people excited about reading.

"To kind of get people to think about reading and maybe read some books that they haven't read since high school," said Amy Ryan, Marathon County Public Library Assitant, "A lot of these picks are books that are in the literary canon that a lot of teachres teach."

The competition starts today. Each week new books will face off, including "The Great Gatsby," "Jane Eyre," and the Harry Potter series.

Visit the library's website to join in on the fun:

 www.mcpl.us

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