Battle of the Books


Battle Club 2016!  

What is Battle Club?

The most fun you will ever have with books! The Battle of the Books helps teens keep up reading skills over the summer, and offers them a shot at bragging rights for an intellectual competition spanning the entire Hudson Valley.

In Battle Club, teens entering grades 6-9 team up to compete in trivia games based on a selection of Battle Books listed below. Teens have from now until the competition in September to read any or all of the selected Battle Books. 

During the summer our team will meet, party, and have practice battles to prepare for the final Battle of the Books, where we’ll compete against other libraries from across the Hudson Valley. There is a whole lot of fun and reading ahead of us!

Joining the Pawling Team!

The team needs YOU!
To join up, fill out the Online Registration Form or Print it out  and bring it to the library.  Once you’re signed up, you can start borrowing from our special collection of Battle Books. These books are not available to the general public, and they’re kept behind the Circulation Desk, so you have to ask for them.  You can take out up to two books at a time, and don’t be afraid to re-read these Battle Books to get ready for the final showdown at the Battle of the Books.

Once you’re in, the fun begins!

Battle Club Team Meetings:
Team meetings allow you to have fun with your other team members.  Each week we will have a different activity, game, or party to celebrate summer and reading.  Below is the meeting schedule and activities to look forward to.  

Battle of the Books schedule

Thursday April 14, 2016 5 – 6 pm Battle Club Informational
Thursday April 28, 2016 5 – 6 The BOOKS in-depth and First Team Meeting!
Thursday May 12, 2015 5 – 6 Team Shirts! Team Name! Team Colors!
Thursday May 26, 2016 5 – 6 Team Shirt Decorating
Monday July 11, 2016 4 – 5 Ice Cream Social
Monday July 18, 2016 4 – 5 Movie Making Night
Monday July 25, 2016 4 – 5 Box Forts
Monday Aug.  1, 2016 4 – 5 Pizza Party Competition
Monday Aug. 8, 2016 4 – 5 Wii Games Competition
Monday August 15, 2016 4 – 6 Movie Night
Monday August 22, 2016 4 – 5 Cookie Decorating Competition
Friday Sep.  16, 2016 5 – 7 Team Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday Sep.  17, 2016 9 – 3 Final Battle