2023 Battle of the Books
2023 Battle of the Books Titles
Battle of the Books is a college bowl-type program for teens entering 6th through the 12th grade. Participants in the RCLS program read eight preselected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books at a Regional Battle usually in early September. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in 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. The titles for the program are chosen by representatives from the participating libraries. Care is taken to include a variety of genres.