Battle of the Books

The 2017 Battle of the Books has begun!  DTDL is once again teaming up with the Grand Ledge Area District Library to bring you the 2017 Battle of the Books.

The 2017 Battle Booklist includes something for everyone – check out this year’s titles!

Teams can sign up at DTDL, GLADL, or online.  Teams are encouraged to sign up by January 20 to ensure a spot in the competition.

Coming Up Next – Team Spirit Events
Saturday, January 28, 1-3 pm (GLADL)
Wednesday, February 1, 6-7:30 pm (DTDL)
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. Teams are welcome to come to one or both events.

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 end of February/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.

To see Battle of the Books in action, check out our 2016 Battle of the Books album!