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 15 books chosen by Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format. See trailers of four books from this year’s list below. The complete list will be available beginning November 17, 2015.
Battle orientation will be held Monday November 16 at 5:30 or 7:00 in the Orion Library meeting room. Battlers will be able to register for the Battle online and will be able to check out one book per card that night. After November 16, battlers and coaches will be able to check out 2 books per card, each for one week with one week renewal.
Battle of the Books 2016 will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am in the Scripps gymnasium. Librarians will ask 50 questions where the answer is always the title and author of one of the Battle books. Team members will work together to come up with the correct answer.
The Battle Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 15 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 an author of one of our Battle books. Book signing will be available after the ceremony.
Most importantly, we want all the students to have fun and enjoy reading great books!