NC School Library Media Association

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. 

BOB Regions

     Independent Schools: Region 9


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