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How Battle of the Books Works

Students compete in teams of five lead by an adult coach. They read a variety of books chosen by librarians, and then answer questions about the books in a competition against other local teams.

The top three teams from each library go on to compete against the teams from their “rival” libraries. The team with the

most correct answers becomes the 2018 Battle of the Books Champion!

Click HERE to download the Registration Form
Registration closes January 12th @ 5:00 PM
Kick Off
January 13th -- 10am
Students and coaches meet at the Otsego County Library;
receive information, books and design your cool team t-shirts

Author Visit
February 5th at GIS
Meet the author of one of our BoB Books in a special  presentation at Gaylord Intermediate School.  We’ll reveal the identity of this top secret visitor at the kickoff meeting!

Only Mock Battle
February 24th -- 10 am
Otsego teams meet for a practice battle at the FUMC. Be ready to compete with all 10 books!

Local Elimination Final Battle
March 10th -- 10 am
Otsego teams meet at FUMC to battle for the chance to compete in the championship! The top three teams will advance to the battle against the other libraries’ teams.

Grand Championship Battle
March 17th -- 1pm
The top three teams from each library meet at Houghton Lake High School Auditorium for the 2018 Championship! All participants, their families, friends, and the general public are welcome! Participants must arrive by 12:30 pm

Battle (Pizza) Party
March 20th --- 6:30pm
BOB teams, coaches and Families are invited to celebrate the season with a party. (location to be determined)



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