Library Delivers World Series Twitter Smackdown

Wed, 10/28/2015
Courtney Lewis,816.701.3669
Library Delivers World Series Twitter Smackdown

(Kansas City, MO ) - The Kansas City Public Library is bringing the latest Library Twitter Battle to a new opponent, the New York Public Library, as we cheer on the Royals against the Mets in the World Series. After Tuesday night's historic Game 1 Royals win in extra innings, the Library used a new chapter of "book spine poetry" for some, good-natured banter with our counterparts in New York. Wednesday morning, the NYPL attempted to point out that this is a best-of-seven series:

However, the KCPL was quick to respond and point out the inaccuracy of NYPL's tweet:

The Library's first round of the Twitter battle started during the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, resulting in headlines on The Huffington Post, The Toronto Sun, SB Nation, BuzzFeed, NPR and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Fox announcers Joe Buck and Harold Reynolds talked about it during Game 6 of the ALCS.

Kansas City Public Library Social Media Manager Liesl Christman says it has been a win for all the libraries. "It's definitely increasing attention and conversation of libraries in forums where you wouldn't normally see that," she said. "When the announcers during the game mention you on Fox, you know you're doing a good job."

This is the second year the Library engaged in some friendly World Series Twitter jabs. Last year, following the Royals' ALCS championship, the Library took on the San Francisco Public Library during the seven-game series with the Giants.

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