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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 2023 sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Kiwanis Club of Westminster

Silver Sponsors

Carroll Community College-Kids@Carroll and Teen College

A Likely Story Bookstore

Mount Garage Doors

Penguin Random House

Quantum Internet and Telephone

Bronze Sponsors


Aquino Financial Group, LLC

Campanella and Associates

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Carroll Hospital Center

First Financial Federal Credit Union

GFWC Women’s Club of Westminster, Inc.

Kate Pearl Tea Room @ Gypsy’s Bookclub

Laura and David O’Callaghan

Lehigh Cement Company

Marathon Technology Solutions

Marcia Duffy, State Farm Insurance

Maryland 529

McDaniel College

Point Breeze Credit Union

Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club

Additional Sponsors

The Fun & Fit Factory

Goes after Catoctin Wildlife Preserve

Roaring Run Lions Club

Tevis Energy