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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Battle of the Books


The Battle of the Books is a contest that has as its purpose the encouragement of quality reading. It is offered jointly by Bartlett Public Library District, Gail Borden Public Library District, and Poplar Creek Public Library District. Team members read books from a list of books chosen by librarians. Scores are kept and winners are recognized; however, much emphasis throughout the season is placed on the fun of participation and the satisfaction that comes from reading and from starting and finishing an assignment. Battle of the Books is for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


2020-2021 Booklist | BOB Rules | Scores 2019-2020


Teams which meet one of the following criteria may participate:

  • School teams from public and private schools located within the library district boundaries of one of the sponsoring libraries.
  • Neighborhood teams composed of team members who reside within the library district boundaries of one of the sponsoring libraries but who attend an ineligible school or are home schooled, coached by an adult whose address is within boundaries of one of the sponsoring libraries.







Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
Youth & Teen: 630.837.3348
Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm