Battle of the Books 2017

Saturday, August 12th and Monday, August 14th

Stony Brook Student Activities Center

Battle of the Books 2016 Results

First Place: Babylon Public Library

Second Place: Longwood Public Library

Third Place: Patchogue-Medford Library

Fourth Place: Hauppauge Public Library

Non-scoring Awards

Creative Uniform

Morning: Smithtown-Kings Park, Afternoon: Hampton Bays Public Library, Evening: South Country Library

Team Choice

Morning: Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, Afternoon (tie): Connetquot Public Library and Elwood Public Library, Evening: Bay Shore-Brightwaters

Team Spirit

Morning: Harborfields Public Library, Afternoon (tie): Connetwuot Public Library and Shelter Island Public Library, Evening: Brentwood Public Library


Morning: Smithtown – Commack, Afternoon: Elwood Public Library, Evening: Sayville 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 2016 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 13 and Monday August 5, 2016 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

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