The 2013 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Javits Lecture Center, 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 2013 Results
First Place: Babylon Public Library
Second Place: Patchogue-Medford Library
Third Place: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Fourth Place: Middle Country Public Library
Creative Uniform, Morning: Sachem Public Library, Afternoon (tie): Rogers Memorial Library and Wyandanch Public Library, Evening (tie): Sayville Library and South Country Library.
Team Choice, Morning: Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, Afternoon (tie): Mattituck-Laurel Library and Westhampton Free Library, Evening: Connetquot Public Library.
Team Spirit, Morning: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Afternoon: Elwood Public Library, Evening: North Babylon Public Library.
Sportsmanship, Morning: Sachem Public Library, Afternoon: Brookhaven Free Library, Evening (tie): Deer Park Public Library and Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community 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.
Battle of the Books Logo created by Andrew Bollerman