Description: Battle of the Books is a fun virtual reading program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Teams of 4 to 6 students read from a selected set of seven books and compete to answer questions based on those books. Among the team, members read 1 to 7 books, arrange virtual or socially distant practice sessions, and participate in the final competition. Add to the fun by wearing optional team costumes!

Eligibility: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who live or go to school in Northville are eligible to participate. Teams of 4 to 6 students can be in different grades, attend different schools, or home school. At least one adult team manager is required (each team may have up to two managers ONLY.)

Registration: Registration begins December 1 online, or in-person at the Northville District Library. Please return completed form, attached below, to the Northville District Library ONLY no later than January 30. The first 25 teams to turn in their registration forms to the library will receive a set of all 7 current Battle books. Each team MUST have a team name on the registration form.

Team Manager Responsibilities: A team manager can be any adult who will serve as the contact person between the team and the Northville District Library. A team manager must attend the Managers Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30. Managers should coordinate team meetings to prepare for Battle, and inform the library of any team changes or corrections by Sunday, February 12.

Competition Date & Location: Teams must arrive and by 6:00 p.m. for check-in, as Battle of the Books begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. on WednesdayMarch 8th. This year, our annual costume contest will take place via 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 7.

Questions: Call the Northville District Library at 248-349-3020, ext. 222 email

Stay tuned for more details!

Northville District Library Virtual Battle of the Books 2023 Middle School
This form due to the Northville District Library by Monday, January 30, 2023.

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