Battle of the Books 2019


First Place

Connetquot Public Library

Second Place

Sachem Public Library

Third Place

Half Hollow Hills Community Library – Dix Hills

Fourth Place

Lindenhurst Memorial Library


Non-scoring Awards

Creative Uniform

Morning: Hauppauge Public Library  and Patchogue-Medford Public Library

Afternoon: Westhampton Free Library

Evening: Brookhaven Free Library and Port Jefferson Free Library


Team Choice

Morning: Comsewogue Public Library

Afternoon: Hampton Library in Bridgehampton

Evening: Babylon Public Library


Team Spirit

Morning: Cold Spring Harbor Library and Patchogue-Medford Public Library

Afternoon: John Jermain Memorial Library

Evening: Brookhaven Free Library and Elwood Public Library



Morning: Smithtown-Main

Afternoon: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library and Westhampton Free Library

Evening: Sachem 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 2019 Battle of the Books was held on Saturday, August 10 and Monday August 12, 2019 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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