Elementary Battle of the Books


Paula Farmer, paulafarmer@ncslma.org

Eligibility Guidelines for Participation

All guidelines must be met to participate in our Elementary Battle of the Books program. The participants must be:

  1. A public (including charter) or independent school recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction with students in grades 4-6, where the elementary school is K-6 for the current year of participation.  Note: For K-8 or 6th grade only schools, students must follow guidelines for EBOB grades 4-5 and BOB grades 6-8.

    1. Charter schools will be treated as a separate school district* within their NCSLMA EBOB regions (See Appendix K).  All participating charter schools within each Region (1 - 8) will compete to determine the charter school representative at their appropriate regional competition. Therefore, charter schools will not participate in public school district competitions.

    2. Independent schools will compete in Region 9.  

  2. A school with a cataloged collection of information resources, a designated space as the media center on the site of the school, a materials budget and open a minimum of 20 hours per week.

  3. A school employing a provisional or licensed on-site School Library Media Coordinator, with the school librarian serving as the head coach.  

  4. School Library Media Coordinator is a NCSLMA member.

  5. School Compliance Form must be submitted online by designated date. Due by December 1, 2018. The form will no longer be available after the due date.

Regional Information

Regional Contacts

View BOB Regions

Region 1 - Contact -  Sara Levin  

Region 2 - Contact  - Anne Wood 

Region 3 - Contact - Anya Ross

Region 4 - Contact - Carla Brooks 

Region 5 - Contact - Colleen Pinyan

Region 6 - Contact - Kimberly Kovach 

Region 7 - Contact - Karyn Church 

Region 8 - Contact - Karen Yutzy 

Region 9 - Contact 

2018 Regional Winners

Region 1  EJ Hayes Elementary School from Martin County

Region 2  

Region 3  LaFayette Elementary School from Harnett County

Region 4  

Region 5  Whitaker Elementary School from Winston Salem/Forsyth County 

Region 6   Celeste Henkel Elementary from Iredell-Statesville

Region 7  Millers Creek Elementary School from Wilkes County

Region 8  

Region 9  Providence Day School


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