Winter Reading Program
Get ready for the 2014 Battle of the Books! Watch for the booklist announcement in December and mark your calendars for the kick-off, January 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm!
Congratulations to the winners of our 2013 Battle of the Books, Delta Force Five: Mary Martin, Ruth Root, John Layman, Anthony Root, and Emily Feldpausch! Second place went to The Super Stealth Zombie Readers: Brenda Reynolds, Glenn McDevitt, Joy McDevitt, Ben Reynolds, and Josh Matson.
We had 12 terrific teams compete this year. The Semi-Finals saw some very tough competition; we had to use a tie-breaker to see which teams advanced to the Finals for the first time ever. In the end, six teams advanced to the Finals: Delta Force Five, The Ninja Chihuahuas, RobLaJax, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Readers, The Super Stealth Zombie Readers, and Undercover Bookmasters.
Thanks to all our teams and the family members, friends, and teachers who supported them.
Click on the album below for pictures from this year’s Battle programs.
|Battle of the Books 2013|
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.