Battle of the Books Team Managers, Parents and participants,

We hope everyone is doing well as we learn how to navigate our lives during the current crisis. After careful consideration, it is with much sadness that we announce that Sewickley Public Library has decided to cancel this year’s 4th & 5th Grade Battle of the Books competition.  Given the amount of uncertainty that we are currently facing, the near impossibility of scheduling and the technology that is required to make the event a success, we believe that this is an unfortunate, but necessary decision. 

With your help, we would like to send all the participants packets that will include certificates of participation, and “mini” Battle of the Books quiz.  If possible, please send Mrs. Farmerie, all the address of your team member by Friday, April 17th, that way we can get packets out to the participants the week of April 20th.   

We look forward to the return of Battle of the Books in 2021!

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.