Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools from around Clallam County, including homeschooled students. Between October and February, library staff will visit fourth-grade classrooms to discuss each book, and facilitate discussions for homeschooled fourth graders (ages 9-10) at the Port Angeles Main Library. All participating students will receive free copies of the books read throughout the year and a t-shirt featuring original student artwork.
This year, participating fourth graders will read the following titles for Battle of the Books:
Semifinal trivia competitions will be held at the schools in March to determine which teams will represent their school in the final competition.
As a culmination to the program, teams of students from each school will compete for a trophy in the Final Competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 16 at the Port Angeles Main Library.
Students must arrive by 6:10pm to participate or substitutes will be used.
Information for Homeschooled Students
Homeschooled students must pre-register by October 24 to participate. They can register by visiting the Youth Services Department of the Port Angeles Main Library, calling 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or sending an email to Youth@nols.org.
Book discussions for homeschooled students will be held on Tuesdays at the Port Angeles Main Library from 1:15pm-2:15pm on the following dates:
October 24 – El Deafo by Cece Bell
November 28 – Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
December 19 – The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
January 23 – The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce
February 27 – A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder
A semifinal trivia competition for homeschooled students will be held on March 13 at 1:15pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.
For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500 x7705, or send an email to Youth@nols.org.
The Battle of the Books program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.