Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local fifth graders. Each team consists of 3, 4, or 5 fifth graders and must have an adult coach. Teams read 14 books chosen by the Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format. The list of books will be available beginning November 18.
Battle Orientation was held Monday, November 18 at 5:30 or 7:00 in the Orion Library meeting room. Registration is available online! Stop by the Youth Services desk any time after you register to get your Battle sticker for your library card. Battlers and coaches need a Battle sticker to check out books: 2 books per card, each for one week with one week renewal.
Battle of the Books 2014 will take place on Saturday, March 15 at 10:00 am in the Scripps gymnasium. Adults and spectators can sit in the bleachers. Librarians will ask 50 questions where the answer is always the title and author of one of the Battle books. Team members work together to come up with the correct answer.
The Battle Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm in the Lake Orion High School auditorium. All participants will come onstage to receive a prize. The three teams with the highest scores will earn special recognition. Our guest speaker will be Rick Lieder, photographer/illustrator of the Battle Book Step Gently Out by Helen Frost. Booksigning will be available after the ceremony.
Most importantly, we want all the students to have fun and enjoy reading great books!