Unison Announces Battle of the Books: Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Page Turner March 12 – 22

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Unison Credit Union is excited to announce the Unison Battle of the Books, a social media contest created in honor of National Reading Month! A special competition created for local libraries, the Unison Battle of the Books puts libraries’ favorite reads to a public Facebook vote where you decide the winner. Unison will award a total of $4,000 to the libraries with each competitor receiving a donation to support efforts promoting reading and literacy.

“Unison Credit Union is a firm believer in the importance of education throughout our communities,” said Mark Hietpas, Unison Credit Union president and CEO. “National Reading Month serves as an excellent reminder of the importance of literacy and we are excited to partner with local libraries for the Unison Battle of the Books competition.”

Let’s take a moment and meet our competitors! Representatives from each library shared their favorite titles and why they’re the best.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a fun story that unites generations. Who can resist such a great story of an honest and kind hero in a glorious expedition to a wonderland of candy that every child can appreciate?” – Steve Thiry, Little Chute Public Library





Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

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Because of Winn-Dixie is timeless in its ability to inspire us to be thankful for what we do have, rather than dwell on what we don’t. Readers of all ages will enjoy this sweet tale filled with hope, quirky characters, and unlikely friendships.” – Alyssa Gromowski, Brown County Libraries – Kress Family Branch




Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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“We selected Wonder because of its strong message of kindness. More than just a feel-good story about a boy dealing with his facial difference, this book has created real change in the form of the Choose Kind Campaign. It is a movement that inspires communities to choose Wonder as a community read and to have teachers become a Wonder Certified Kind Classroom. These classrooms make a commitment to stop bullying, social isolation and the petty meanness that is sometimes a part of our daily lives. Wonder is a story for all that teaches us that there is beauty in our differences.” – Ashley Thiem-Menning, Kaukauna Public Library


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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“I chose A Wrinkle in Time because the movie is coming out to theaters soon, which should create more interest in the book. I love that the book celebrates individuality, creativity, and friendship.” – Carrie Bruce, Brown County Libraries – Wrightstown Branch





You can cast your vote in support of the libraries on Unison’s Facebook page, The first round of voting begins March 12, and runs through March 15. The two books that earn the most votes will move on to the final round, which will run March 19 – 22. The final winner will be announced at a special event on Wednesday, March 28 at Unison’s Little Chute office.

While every library will be a winner, only one can be crowned the Unison Battle of the Books champion. Be sure to visit Unison’s Facebook page during both rounds of the competition to support your favorite library and cast a vote for the best book!

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