Youth Services: Battle of the Books
What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a college bowl-type program for teens entering 6th through the 12th grade. Participants in the RCLS program read eight preselected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books at a Regional Battle usually in early September. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in teens, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter otherwise, to encourage them to think of their local public library as a resource for entertainment and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. The titles for the program are chosen by representatives from the participating libraries. Care is taken to include a variety of genres.
2022 Battle of the Books Titles
Behind the Scenes
2021 Battle of the Books
Congratulations 2021 Regional Battle Winners!
First Place: Mamakating Library
Second Place: New City Library
Third Place: Middletown, Thrall Library
Thank you to all of the teens, coaches, and volunteers that made the 2021 Virtual Battle of the Books possible!
Battle of the Books Resources
Titles Flyer (2022 coming soon)
Author Pronunciations (2022 coming soon)