Battle of the Books

11th Annual Teen Battle of the Books

Vote for book selection

Calling all teens to join us for the 2020 Teen Battle of the Books! Each summer we hold a competition for teens to join a team at their local library branch, read three books, and test their knowledge in a friendly competition with teams throughout the Alachua County Library District.

Teens can vote online throughout the month of March for the top three books they'd like to read this summer. Starting in May, they can join a team at their local library branch. During the first week of June, teens can pick up books from their library, and the race is on! Coaches at the library will meet with teams regularly throughout June and July to discuss the books and prepare for the competition.

On Saturday, July 25th 2020, teams will converge at Headquarters Library in Meeting Room A for the competition. All participants will be able to keep the books they read (thanks to our generous Friends of the Library) and the winning team will get a special prize!

So, do you have what it takes?*

*Yes, you do!

 

Use our catalog to browse your choices and check out our blog re-capping last year's event!

2019 Winners!

1st Place went to Headquarters:

Angela, Krishna, Makayla, Josh, Nina, Heba, and Katie

2nd Place went to the combined team of Millhopper and Tower:

Ashley, Kaylin, April, Holly, Nathan, and Lexys

Battle of the Books Hall of Fame

Image of Battle of the Books Plaque

2019 Winning Team - Headquarters

2018 Winning Team - Tower/Headquarters

2017 Winning Team - Headquarters/Newberry

2016 Winning Team - High Springs

2015 Winning Team - High Springs

2014 Winning Team - Tower

2013 Winning Team - Tower

2012 Winning Team - Headquarters

2011 Winning Team - Millhopper

2010 Winning Team - Tower

Battled Books

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