Unison Credit Union to Award $4,000 to Local Libraries This March

Battle of the Books social media contest celebrates literacy and National Reading Month

Published Thursday, March 1, 2018

Unison Credit Union, a full-service financial institution serving Northeast Wisconsin, is excited to announce the Unison Battle of the Books, a social media contest in honor of National Reading Month. Unison will award a total of $4,000 to local libraries as their book selections go head-to-head in a public Facebook vote this March.


“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.”


Books selected by local library representatives include:

  • “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl – Steve Thiry, Little Chute Public Library
  • “Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo – Alyssa Gromowski, Brown County Libraries – Kress Family Branch
  • “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio – Ashley Thiem-Menning, Kaukauna Public Library
  • “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle – Carrie Bruce, Brown County Libraries – Wrightstown Branch


Members of the public are invited to cast a vote for their favorite book in support of the libraries through the contest on Unison’s Facebook page. The first round of voting will begin on March 12 and run 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. All four libraries will receive a donation from Unison to support efforts promoting reading and literacy. To learn more about the Unison Battle of the Books, visit unisoncu.org/battle.