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Carroll County Public Library considers the health and safety of our customers and staff a top priority. Due to the recommendations from Governor Hogan to practice social distancing and cancel large events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Battle of the Books events for 2020. Each of the 9 events draws an attendance of 350 -1,000 people. We know how much your students have been looking forward to this event, and we share your disappointment.
Due to the number of sites needed to accommodate 9 events for the more than 1300 students, among other factors, rescheduling is not an option. We recognize the current situation for Carroll County Schools is fluid, but when schools are back in session, we will be in touch to provide a modified Battle of the Books experience at individual schools.
Thanks for your understanding and patience-
CCPL Battle of the Books Committee
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!
Campanella and Associates