- Books featuring pirates — All kinds of pirates count for this category! An actual historical pirate? Captain Hook? A software pirate? They're all good!
- Books with a person's name in the title — This one's pretty straightforward: if there's a name in the title (even a nickname), it counts.
- Bloggers who are left-handed — Again, pretty straightforward. This also includes those rare individuals who are ambidextrous.
Wild Card Categories
Every year in our competition against other libraries across Missouri, extra points are awarded for certain books and bloggers. In the 2017-2018 blogging year, the wild card categories are: