2012-03-01 / Happenings

Battle of the Books elimination battles set for March 10


TEAMS TO MEET AUTHOR On March 6 at 1:30 p.m. the Roscommon Area District Library Battle of the Books teams will meet author Shelly Pearsall. The BOB teams have read her book titled “Trouble Don’t Last,” a book about a boy who escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad. The BOB teams (pictured), coaches and parents will have the opportunity to share one hour with her at TEAMS TO MEET AUTHOR On March 6 at 1:30 p.m. the Roscommon Area District Library Battle of the Books teams will meet author Shelly Pearsall. The BOB teams have read her book titled “Trouble Don’t Last,” a book about a boy who escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad. The BOB teams (pictured), coaches and parents will have the opportunity to share one hour with her at the Roscommon Middle School Library. The BOB elimination battle will be held March 10 at 1 p.m. at Roscommon Elementary School where teams will compete for spot in the top three. Teams that place in the top three will move on to the final battle. For information on programming call RADL at 275-1305.

(Courtesy photo)

The Houghton Lake Public Library and the Roscommon Area District Library are in a battle with the Otsego County Library (Gaylord) and the Ardis Missaukee District Library (Lake City) to decide which team will become the 2012 Battle of the Books (BOB) Championship team.


PREPARED FOR BATTLE Houghton Lake Battle of the Books teams have been preparing for the elimination battle March 10 at Houghton Lake High School. Pictured (below) are Skittles members (left to right) Maren Long, Stephanie Eckstorm, Mrs. Liz Warner, coach, and Brook Pepper and (left) are members of the B.O.B.Cats team (front row, left to right) Austin Schultz, Jackson Murphy, Joey Peterson (back row) Nathan Talbot and Mr. Paull Fry, coach. The final battle is March 17 at the high school. (Courtesy photos) PREPARED FOR BATTLE Houghton Lake Battle of the Books teams have been preparing for the elimination battle March 10 at Houghton Lake High School. Pictured (below) are Skittles members (left to right) Maren Long, Stephanie Eckstorm, Mrs. Liz Warner, coach, and Brook Pepper and (left) are members of the B.O.B.Cats team (front row, left to right) Austin Schultz, Jackson Murphy, Joey Peterson (back row) Nathan Talbot and Mr. Paull Fry, coach. The final battle is March 17 at the high school. (Courtesy photos) Each library has held mock (practice) battles and will hold an elimination battle March 10 to determine which teams know their books best. Houghton Lake’s elimination battle will be in the Houghton Lake High School auditorium and Roscommon’s battle will be in the Roscommon Elementary School multipurpose room. Both will take place at 1 p.m.

BOB is competitive team-reading program, which features heart-pounding quiz-like “battles” with students using their reading and comprehension skills to successfully answer questions about books that they have read. Teams accumulate points based on correct answers.

Open to fourth, fifth and sixth graders from each school district (including private schools or home-schooled children who are nine, 10 or 11 years old), this literacy-based after-school program, provides positive experiences for children, builds competence and exposes children to the joy, passion and challenge of literature.

The top teams from all four participating libraries will gather for the final battle March 17 at 1 p.m. in the Houghton Lake High School auditorium. The championship team will take home the BOB plaque to hang proudly in their library until next year when the battle will begin again.

The elimination and the final battle are free and open to members of the public who would like to support these young readers. For information call the Houghton Lake Public Library 366-9230 or the Roscommon Area District Library at 281-1305.

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