Battle of the Books

Winter Reading Program

The 2014 Battle of the Books wrapped up on March 8.  It was our biggest year yet with 19 teams participating!  Six teams made it to the Finals: The Bookmarks, Delta Force Five, Mini Mitten Readers 3.0, Reading Rainbows, Team Girl Squad, and Veritas Vincit.  In the end, there was a tie for first place, and after a suspenseful tie-breaker, The Bookmarks (Elizabeth Schaub, Emma Schaub, Madeline Schaub & Jessica Schaub) took first place over Delta Force Five (Anthony Root, Elizabeth Root, Patricia Root, John Layman & Mary Martin).  Congratulations to all our teams!

Watch for information about the 2015 Battle of the Books in December 2014.

Check out photos from this year’s competition.

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.