Battle of the Books Team Managers, Parents and participants,

After careful consideration, Sewickley Public Library has decided to postpone the Battle of the Books for 4th & 5th grade.  We are working with staff at Quaker Valley School District and Sewickley Academy to find dates that work for the both grade levels.  At this point in time we do not have firm dates for the Battles, as the both schools are closed.  We hope to hear from the schools as soon as they reopen.  Until then, we encourage our Battle of the Books participants to continue reading, and to meet virtually using Facetime or Skype.  The health and safety of our community is paramount and this decision was made out of caution with recommendations from health agencies and government entities.  

Sewickley Public Library will continue to monitor the situation and we will update you as soon as we get more information.  Please continue to check our website and social media channels for up to date information on the status of Battle of the Books. At this time, we ask that Team Managers share this information with their team members. As we do not have phone numbers and email address for all participants.

Thank you for all of your help and patience during this time,

Mrs. Farmerie

This exciting annual program has battles for students in 4th through 12th grades, each with its own reading list. Click on the links below to see the reading lists and to get more information as it becomes available. Click on each link to see the book lists for that battle.Get Ready for Battle of the Books 2020!


Find the Book Lists and more info for the 4th/5th Grade Battles here.