Reading Riot: Battle of the Books Lists are Back

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With the start of school, once again we begin to think about required reading. The 2015-16 Battle of the Books (BOB) list for middle school students has an excellent selection of newly released and “tried and true” titles.

If you’re unfamiliar with BOB, it’s a motivational reading program in many of the Fauquier County Public Schools that provides a fun challenge and encourages students to read good books. Each year teachers and librarians select 20 outstanding books and school teams read them all. The students then compete in the BOB tournament in the spring to test their knowledge of random facts and quotes from the books. The team with the highest score wins.

The library supports this exciting program by stocking multiple copies of each title in our collection and putting them on display in a special area. Check out the 2015-16 BOB for Middle School at your nearest library branch. And remember, we also carry multiple copies of the Battle of the Books for Elementary School.

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