Welcome to Battle of the Books 2019!
Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and to give recognition to those who like to read.
Students form teams with an adult manager(s), read a selected list of six (6) books, then participate in a fun, fast-paced contest by answering questions based on those books. All 4th – 8th graders who live or attend school in Southfield or Lathrup Village are eligible to participate. Each team must consist of 2 – 6 members and 1 or 2 adult team manager(s). It is not necessary for team members to attend the same school. The Battle will be limited to the first 60 teams who register.
The team manager and/or co-manager may be a parent, teacher or other interested adult who will serve as the contact person between the team and the Southfield Public Library. All team managers must attend the Kick-Off meeting and the Manager’s Update meeting. Registration will be available online and at the Youth Reference desk.
Registration begins and book titles will be announced Monday, November 5th, 2018!
Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting – Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room
Managers and/or co-managers of Battle of the Books teams must attend this meeting to learn their duties as a team manager.
Battle of the Books Manager’s Update Meeting – Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. (Poster Making) and 7 p.m. (Update Meeting)
Managers and/or co-managers of Battle of the Books teams must attend this meeting. Battle teams are invited to show their team spirit and make a team poster to be displayed in the youth room.
Save the Dates – Battle Nights
4th and 5th Grade Battle: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Middle School Challenge: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Watch this video on the Battle to see the fun!