Battle of the Books Meeting

Battle of the Books Meeting

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Aug/Mon/2022 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
-Library Annex-
Address: 15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

This is the regular weekly meeting of the Pawling Library Battle of the Books team.

Battle of the Books is a national Summer Reading Program for middle- and high-school students. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read the selected titles each summer, and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in children and teens, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter in school, and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

For more information, please contact Young Adult Program Coordinator, Maureen McGrath @

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