Adult Election Update

While teens are certainly the demographic filling out the most ballots, adults have been submitting ballots at each location to voice their opinions on the topics at hand.

In the race for favorite type of movie, adults have comedy in the lead followed closely by drama.  Westerns and musicals are getting very low numbers, and sports movies are getting no love at all.

General fiction is (oddly enough) winning the favorite genre race, but crime and mysteries are a close second with only 6 votes separating the two leaders.

E-books are massively more popular with adult readers than teens, but hardcover and paperback books are still the most popular of all.

While religious music was most popular with teen voters, several other types of music beat it out in the adult race.  Country and western music is most popular, followed by rock, rap, and classical.

The race for favorite library is much closer among adults, with Fairmount in the lead with 80 votes, Eastern coming in second with 68, and Main following in third place with 44.

The write-in responses have been very interesting, with the fireplace at Fairmount serving as a tipping point in some people’s votes for favorite library.  And, while Main may have the fewest votes for favorite library, the fans of the downtown location are fierce in their loyalty.  Some like it because it is the oldest and largest library in Davenport, while other people continue to use it because it was the library they used as children.

If you would like to sound off on your favorites, you can pick up a ballot at any of the three Davenport Library locations, and we will accept votes through March 3.

 

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Teen Ballot Update

The Davenport area teens have been voting like crazy, and the elections for favorite things are swinging wildly in new directions.

Anime has taken the lead for favorite type of movie, garnering three times as many votes as any other category.

Fantasy and science fiction are holding steady for favorite type of book, with graphic novels coming in second.

Hardcover books are dominating in the format race, beating out e-books at an astonishing 148 votes to 6.  Looks like paper books won’t be going away any time soon.

Religious music is blowing the competition out of the water, earning more than twice the votes of the second-place winner, pop.

The Eastern Avenue Branch is dominating as favorite library with the teen voters with an astonishing 137 votes to Fairmount’s 49 votes and Main’s 9 votes.

If you don’t like any of the results in this post, it’s not too late to vote and be heard.  Ballots will be accepted at all three locations through March 3.

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Ballot Update

Hundreds of ballots have been coming in at all three of the Davenport Public Library locations.  Ballots can be turned in through March 3, and remember, in this election you can vote more than once.  Here are some updates on the results:

Kids’ Votes
“Fly on the Wall” by Miley Cyrus has taken the lead as the most favorite song, pushing out Selena Gomez’s “A Year without Rain.”  In general, Taylor Swift has gotten the most votes as favorite musician, but Cyrus’ “Fly” holds the song lead.
Cinderella has gotten a lot of love as the favorite movie, although Twilight is also getting some nods.
Cinderella is also in the lead as favorite book character, but she shares the field with close runner-ups Pinky Dinky Doo and Belle.  Henry & Mudge, Fancy Nancy, and Hermione Granger are still in the game.
Green Eggs & Ham and the Harry Potter series are in the lead for favorite books.
As for what kids say they like to do best for activities, the lead goes to art activities, from painting to drawing to coloring and more.  Reading is the next favorite activity, followed by sports.
In the race for favorite color, blue is in the lead, but barely.  Pink is on it’s tail, and it could still be anyone’s race.  Don’t bet on brown for yellow coming from behind; brown hasn’t received any votes, and yellow only has 3.

Teen Votes
For types of movies, comedies are the clear winners at the Fairmount Branch and the Main Library, while in a surprise twist, musicals and romantic movies are more popular at the Eastern Avenue Branch.
For favorite types of books, action and adventure rule at Fairmount while fantasy and sci-fi rule at Main.  Eastern voters do not have a front-runner.
In the race for favorite types of music, pop rules at Main, while write-ins for hip hop have taken the lead at Fairmount.  Eastern remains strongly on the side of rock.

Adult Votes
In the adult race for favorite movie types, comedy reins at Main and Eastern while romance is ahead at Fairmount.
For favorite types of books, crime and mysteries are tied with general fiction at Fairmount, crime and mysteries lead at Main, and fantasy and sci-fi lead at Eastern.
For favorite music country/western is five times more popular at Main than any other type of music while at Eastern and Fairmount rock is king.

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Election Results Update

Ballots have been coming in from all three libraries, and the scales are starting to tip in some of the campaigns. 

Among adult voters, horror movies are ahead by a landslide at the Fairmount Branch, while comedies are slightly ahead at Eastern.  No clear leader yet among the voters at the Main Library.  Mystery and crime novels are the favorites at both branches, while general fiction gets the vote at Main.  At all locations, e-books are the clear losers, with hardcover, then softcover, being voted in as the favorite formats.

Country/western music is holding on as the favorite at Fairmount, while rock music rules at Eastern.  Votes are scattered at Main, but R&B music is currently at a slight advantage.

Eastern is ahead by one vote over Fairmount for the favorite location, but both sides have had heavy praise.  Fans of the Eastern Avenue Branch like the openness and beauty of the building, while fans of Fairmount have stated that they like the location because it is close to work and like that the building is “cozy.”

Teens have been voting in this year’s winter reading program, but their numbers are lower than adults and their votes are still scattered.  However, the teens voting at Main have put Fantasy/Science Fiction ahead of all other types of books as their favorite, by a ratio of 3 to 1.   E-books have gotten zero votes from teens, with hardcover then softcover leading the format race.  Among teens, pop is the favorite music at Main while at Eastern rock gets the vote.

The kid vote runs differently than the teen and adult vote because all of the categories are write-in.  However, we have been getting great data from our youngest voters.  In the section of “Favorite Book” no winner has emerged from the many votes, proving Davenport has a diverse readership.  But, several Judy Moody titles have been written in, so perhaps that is the way this race will go.  Twilight is barely ahead in the race for favorite movie, so this could still be anyone’s game.  “Year without Rain” by Selena Gomez is ahead in the favorite song category, and purple is slightly ahead in the favorite color race.

Check out our graphs by clicking on “Election Results” above, and keep tuned for frequent updates on this year’s Red, White, and Read candidates.

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Day One Election Results

The first results from Day One of the Red, White, and Read Winter Reading Program are in!

To see the results, go to the Election Results tab above.

On the teen front, it is still too early in the game to make any predictions about how this election will end.

Early results from the adult elections show comedies to be the preferred type of movie, novels are winning as the favored book length, general fiction is ahead for genre, and e-books are narrowly eking ahead as favorite book format. 

None of the music types listed on the ballot can beat the number of write-ins received, including nominations for Irish/Celtic, Latin, and “all.”

The Eastern Avenue Branch currently has the most votes for favorite library, but it is still anyone’s game in all of these races.

Check back to Davenport Library’s Red, White, & Read Winter Reading Program blog for further updates.

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RED, WHITE, and READ Winter Reading Program 2012 – Cold Promotional Video

RED, WHITE, and READ Winter Reading Promo – Cold from Davenport Public Library on Vimeo.

Visit the Davenport Public Library’s Winter Reading Blog at blogs.davenportlibrary.com/wrp for more information!

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RED, WHITE, and READ Winter Reading Program 2012 – Hibernation Promotional Video

RED, WHITE, and READ Winter Reading Promo – Hibernation from Davenport Public Library on Vimeo.

Visit the library’s blog at blogs.davenportlibrary.com/wrp for more information.

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What Is Red, White, & Read?

Red, White, and Read is the 2012 Winter Reading Program.  Adults, teens, and children can all participate and enter in a drawing for e-readers.  You can participate in the reading program by taking and filling out a ballot each time you check out materials from the library.  If you come to a library program you can also get a ballot.  If you submit a comment on any of the library’s blogs, you can enter twice!  You can earn a whopping 10 entries by submitting a video about your favorite book, movie, or song or why you like using the library. 

You can follow the election by clicking on our Election Results tab above.  New results will be posted frequently, showing what books, movies, cds, and more are the favorites of Davenport citizens.

Red, White, and Read starts on January 3 and ends on March 3.  For more information, check the Rules tab above.

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