Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books logo Battle of the Books is a statewide reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. The program is is meant to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension and promote academic excellence.


2016-2017 competition dates

Elementary district competition

Monday, January 23 - NE 5/6

Tuesday, January 24 - SW 5/6

Wednesday, January 25 - NE 3/4

Thursday, January 26 - SW 3/4

Friday, January 27 - just-in-case-of-a snow-day-day


Middle school district competition

February 16, 2017 at West/Romig

High school district competition

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  at the Innovation Lab at Loussac Library


State Competition Dates 

Feb 28 - HS Battles
March 1 - MS Battles
March 2 - 5/6 Battles
March 3 - ¾ Battles

2016-17 book summaries


Young Readers Choice

‌The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure.


2016-17 book summaries



Library events calendar



Events that inspire young people to read


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