4th & 5th Battle of the Books 2024

Students in 4th and 5th grade who are searching for a fun, challenging, friendly competition of wits need look no further! The Battle of the Books is back!

Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and give recognition to those who like to read. Team members each read from a list of books selected by the Children’s Department of the Sewickley Public Library, and compete with other teams by answering trivia questions based on the books.

Those who are interested in participating in Battle of the Books should have an Allegheny County Library card and form a BOB team of 4 to 5 members, with an adult team manager.

2024 Battle Dates

4th Grade Battle: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 7:00 PM – Edgeworth Elementary School

Get all the details about each BOB event here:

Registration Info

Online registration begins Wednesday, January 3, 2024
All teams should be registered by February 2

Looking for a team?
Fill out our “Looking for a Team” form and our staff will do our best to get you connected with others to form a team.

Team Manager Meeting

This meeting is just for the adult Team Managers to go over the procedures for Battle of the Books.
Teams will also receive the booklist at this time. 
Zoom links will be sent to the Team Managers.

Team Manager Zoom dates:

4th Grade Team Manager Meeting: Tuesday, January 30 from 6:30 – 7:15 PM

5th Grade Team Manager Meeting: Tuesday, January 30 from 7:30 – 8:15 PM

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Jen Farmerie, Head of Children’s Services
500 Thorn Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Children’s Desk – 412-741-0937

The Battle of the Books is sponsored by the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library.

Friends of the Sewickley Public Library