Battle of the Books 2015
August 1st and 3rd
Javits Lecture Hall at Stony Brook College
Battle of the Books 2014 Results
First Place: Sachem Public Library
Second Place: Babylon Public Library
Third Place: Hauppauge Public Library
Fourth Place: Huntington Public Library
Creative Uniform, Morning: Sayville Library, Afternoon: Harborfields Public Library, Evening: South Huntington Public Library
Team Choice, Morning (tie): Hauppauge Public Library and Port Jefferson Free Library, Afternoon: East Hampton Public Library, Evening: Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library.
Team Spirit, Morning: Hauppauge Public Library, Afternoon: Hampton Bays Public Library, Evening: South Huntington Public Library.
Sportsmanship, Morning: Sachem Public Library, Afternoon (3-way-tie): Babylon Public Library, Hampton Bays Public Library, and John Jermain Memorial Library, Evening (3-way-tie): Bayport – Blue Point Public Library, Connetquot Public Library, and Copiague Memorial 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 2014 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 9 and Monday August 11, 2014 at the Javits Lecture 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