Battle of the Books 2024 - Application Form

Description:  Battle of the Books is a reading program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Teams of 2-6 middle school students are invited to read from a selected set of books and compete to answer questions based on those books. Among the team, members read 1 to 7 books, arrange practice sessions, and participate in the final competition.

Eligibility:  All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who live or go to school in Northville are eligible to participate.  Teams of 2 to 6 students can be in different grades, attend different schools, or home school.  Each team is required to have one adult to act as a Team Manager.

Registration:  Registration begins December 1 online at, or in-person at the Northville District Library.  Upon registration, each team can pick up a free set of all seven Battle Books at the Library. Registration may be completed online or by submitting a printed version of the form (a PDF download is available below) to the Library's upstairs Information Desk. Each team needs to have a team name on the registration form, and all registrations MUST be submitted by Monday, January 29.

Team Manager Responsibilities:  A Team Manager must be an adult who will serve as the contact person between the team and the Northville District Library.  Managers must attend the Managers Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29.  Managers should coordinate team meetings to prepare for Battle, and inform the Library of any team changes or corrections by Sunday, February 11.

Competition Date & Location:  TEAMS MUST ARRIVE AT THE NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BY 6:00 p.m. for check-in, as Battle of the Books begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.  Although costumes are still welcome at the event itself, our annual costume contest will be held through social media. To enter, please submit a photo of your team in their costumes, along with the team name, to anytime between March 1 – March 8.

Stay tuned for more details!

Northville District Library Virtual Battle of the Books 2024 Middle School
This form due to the Northville District Library by Monday, January 29, 2024.

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