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Battle of the Books will be back at participating schools this spring and will be virtual! Those participating schools are all CCPS elementary schools, Sykesville Middle, Oklahoma Road Middle, and Mt. Airy Middle Schools, as well as local Private Schools.
Ask your media specialist how you can sign up today! Registration ends January 11, 2021.
Home School teams who wish to participate can email: battleinfo@carr.org

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is an exciting book-based competition. Students compete in teams to answer questions relating to the content of a number of books. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading, while cultivating teamwork, and encouraging good sportsmanship.

Battle of the Books grew out of the Learning Advantage Partnership between Carroll County Public Library and Carroll County Public Schools. Initially including grades 4 and 5 with a number of middle schools competing as well, it has since grown to include local private school and homeschool groups. The mission of the Battle of the Books is to encourage reading while highlighting Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award. Through their preparations, students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of styles and viewpoints. Additionally, the participants develop reading comprehension skills and increase their vocabulary.

All this is accomplished while having a great time!

A huge thank you to our 2020/21 sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Believe in Reading

Kiwanis Club of Westminster

Silver Sponsors

Carroll Community College-Kids@Carroll and Teen College

Kairos Wealth Advisors

Penguin Random House

Quantum Internet and Telephone

Tristar Martial Arts

Bronze Sponsors


Aquino Financial Group, LLC

Bonds Meadow Rotary Club

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Carroll Hospital Center

Carroll Lutheran Village

Citizens for Maryland Libraries

Global Friendships

Lehigh Cement

M&T Bank

Maggie’s Restaurant

Maryland 529

Mathnasium of Sykesville

McDaniel College

Point Breeze Credit Union

Roaring Run Lions Club

South Carroll Business Association

Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club

Additional Sponsors

Auntie Anne's

Baugher's Orchard

Campanella and Associates

The Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club

Oscar's Alehouse