Battle of the Books 2018


First Place

Connetquot Public Library

Second Place

Hauppauge Public Library

Third Place

Longwood Public Library

Fourth Place

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library


Non-scoring Awards

Creative Uniform

Morning: Port Jefferson Free Library

Afternoon: Shelter Island Public Library

Evening: Longwood Public Library


Team Choice

Morning (tie): Half Hollow Hills Community Library and Smithtown-Commack

Afternoon: Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library

Evening: Harborfields Public Library and Wyandanch Public Library


Team Spirit

Morning: Connetquot Public Library

Afternoon: Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Evening: Longwood Public Library



Morning: Smithtown-Commack and Smithtown-Main

Afternoon: John Jermain Memorial Library

Evening: Center Moriches Free Public Library


Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books. Special thanks to all coaches, teens, parents, judges, officials and all volunteers who helped to make this year’s Battle of the Books a success.

The 2018 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 11 and Monday August 13, 2018 at the Student Activities Center in Stony Brook University.

The Suffolk County Battle of the Books program is an inter-library competition between teams of teens focused on 8 young adult novels. Teams can be no larger than 6 players (students entering grades 6-9 in the fall) but have been as small as 2 players. Held in August, the competition is divided into three back-to-back 4-hour Regional Competitions and an Awards Night. At the Regional Competition, each team gets to participate in 4 separate rounds. Each round covers 2 of the 8 books and each team is given 20 questions per round. Titles to be covered in each round are announced in advance but not specifically mentioned in the questions. At the Awards Night, the top scoring teams will compete for the County Championship.


Battle of the Books Logo created by Andrew Bollerman

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