Battle of the Books

NCSLMA sponsors Battle of the Books for Elementary, Middle, and High School competitions. 

Battle of the Books began as a program for middle school students, grades 6-8. The program has expanded to include the elementary and high school levels. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

Battle of the Books involvement is is contingent on participating schools meeting the following criteria: 

  • Librarian:
    • serves as head coach
    • has or is working on 076 NC licensure
    • current member of NCSLMA
    • fills out compliance form by deadline
  • Library
    • with a designated space
    • materials budget
    • cataloged collection
    • open at least 20 hours weekly
All members of NCSLMA have access to the BOB pages. These pages are full of BOB resources pertinent to each level's competition. 


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