Battle of the Books 2014 (Archive)

October 18, 2014 – 1st Annual Westchester Library System Battle of the Books

BOB 10.18 Winners
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Westchester Library System Battle of the Books 2014 Champions:
Grade 4-6 Champions – Bronxville Public Library’s “Bright Broncos”
Grade 6-9 Champions – Ossining Public Library’s “Erudites”
Grade 4-6 2nd Place – Ardsley Public Library’s “Literary Lions
Grade 6-9 2nd Place – Briarcliff Manor Public Library’s “Book Lions”

Thank you to our very  generous BOB 2014 Sponsors!

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What is Battle of the Books?

  • Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth grades 4-9.
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  • The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in kids and 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.

Timeline, Rules, & Structure:

2014 Participating Libraries:
*Libraries that have confirmed their team participation through the BOB Team Commitment Form 

  • **Ardsley (4-6), (6-9)
  • **Bedford Hills / Katonah / Bedford Village (4-6), (6-9)
  • **Briarcliff (4-6), (6-9)
  • *Bronxville (4-6)
  • *Dobbs Ferry (6-9)
  • *Eastchester (4-6)
  • *Lewisboro (6-9)
  • *Montrose (6-9)
  • **Ossining (4-6), (6-9)
  • *Peekskill (6-9)
  • *Pelham (4-6)
  • *Scarsdale (4-6)
  • **Somers (4-6), (6-9)
  • **White Plains (4-6)

Books Selected (2014):

  • Grades 4-6
    • City of Ember – by Jeanne DuPrau
    • From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – by E.L. Konigsberg
    • The One and Only Ivan – by Katherine Applegate
    • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster – by Deborah Hopkinson
    • When You Reach Me – by Rebecca Stead
  • Grades 6-9
    • Divergent – by Veronica Roth
    • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – by Douglas Adams
    • Mockingbird – by Kathryn Erskine
    • The Notorious Benedict Arnold – by Steven Sheinkin
    • The Rithmatist – by Brandon Sanderson

Meeting Minutes (2014):

Forms & Letters (editable):
Editable forms that can be individualized to each library

Local Battle of the Books References:

Updated November 8, 2014