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Battle of the Books Battle of the Books is an annual trivia event hosted by Oakville Public Library that promotes teamwork and a love of reading amongst Oakville elementary school-aged kids. In previous years, participating schools select a team of students who work together to read as many books as possible from our author list in preparation for the big event. At the round robin battle, teams are asked alternating questions based on books from our author list.

Battle of the Books: Reading Program This year we are changing things up, but still devoted to engaging school-ages youth in reading, discussion, and exploration. We will be focusing on the Forest of Reading, offering discussion questions on specific books, and offering online author talks. We have collaborated with Halton Hills, Burlington, and Milton Public Libraries to expand our offerings! All materials will be posted on our website and are free for all to enjoy.

What is the Battle of the Books Reading Program? A self-directed program that features great Canadian books, reading guides, and virtual author talks.

How do you participate? Get the books from your local library, download the reading guides, and tune in to the author talks. Work independently or as a group to read the selected books and answer the guide questions. Attend the virtual author talks to discover more about the authors, the books, and the writing process.

Why participate? Battle of the Books has always been about promoting a love of reading. Even though we’re doing things a bit differently this year, the Battle of the Books Reading Program continues to foster the love of reading by encouraging children to read, reflect, and connect - to great books, to libraries, and to each other.