Battle of the Books

Winter Reading Program

The 2015 Battle of the Books is underway!  Teams can sign up now through the end of January.

Check out the line-up of programs and Battle dates for 2015.  Get started on the reading!  View the 2015 booklist here and stop in the library for copies of the books.  Brochures and sign-up forms are available at the library, or sign up online.

Our next Battle program is Team Spirit Night on Thursday, February 5, 6-7:30 p.m.  We’ll have materials on hand to help you build team spirit – make posters, buttons, and more!  (Teams who would like to decorate clothing items may bring in their own t-shirts, etc. and we’ll provide fabric paints and markers.)  We’ll also be giving out battle tips and tricks and chatting about the books.

What is Battle of the Books?
It’s a fun trivia competition that tests your book knowledge. Teams of 4-5 participants read the selected Battle books in January and February. At the beginning of March, teams compete in a series of battles to see which team knows the most about the books.

Who can participate?
Adults, teens, and kids (4th grade and up) are all welcome, and teams can be made up of participants of all ages. A team could be a family of four, grandparents and grandchildren, four teen classmates, five book club friends, or other combinations. The booklist includes books that are appropriate for young readers but will appeal to all ages. Families are encouraged to participate together; even children too young for the competition can be included in the fun by acting as team cheerleaders and reading books on similar topics and themes.

Check out photos from last year’s competition.