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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 2018/19 sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Believe in Reading

Kiwanis Club of Westminster

Silver Sponsors

Carroll Community College-Kids@Carroll and Teen College

Davis Library, Inc.

Kairos Wealth Advisors

Mount Garage Doors

Penguin Random House

Tristar Martial Arts

Bronze Sponsors


Aquino Financial Group, LLC

Bonds Meadow Rotary Club

Carroll Community Bank

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Carroll Hospital Center

Carroll Lutheran Village

Flowserve Corporation/Industrial Pump Operations

Global Friendships

InfoPathways & Freedom Broadband


Lehigh Cement

M&T Bank

Maggie’s Restaurant

Maryland 529

Mathnasium of Sykesville

McDaniel College

Point Breeze Credit Union

Rafael’s Restaurant

Roaring Run Lions Club

Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club

Additional Sponsors

Auntie Anne's

Baugher's Orchard

The Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club

North Carroll Community School

Oscar's Alehouse