Battle of the Books 2015 Results
First Place: Hauppauge Public Library
Second Place: Longwood Public Library
Third Place: Sayville Library
Fourth Place: Babylon Public Library
Creative Uniform - Morning: Sayville Library, Afternoon (tie): Southold Free Library and Westhampton Free Library, Evening: South Huntington Public Library
Team Choice – Morning (tie): Brookhaven Free Library, Sachem Public Library, Smithtown – Nesconset Branch and South Country Library, Afternoon: East Hampton Public Library, Evening: Port Jefferson Free Library
Team Spirit – Morning: Sachem Public Library, Afternoon (tie): Hauppauge Public Library and John Jermain Memorial Library, Evening: Middle Country Public Library
Sportsmanship – Morning: Smithtown – Commack Branch, Afternoon: East Hampton Public Library, Evening: West Islip 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 2015 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 1 and Monday August 3, 2015 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