Summer Battle of the Books for Teens

Help the Philmont and Claverack Libraries Help Teens Read This Summer!

This summer the Philmont and Claverack Libraries will be joining to have a team participating in the Teen Battle of the Books Reading Program.

Teen Battle of the Books is a national Summer Reading Program for high school students who are currently in the 9th through the 12th grade. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read five selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. A Regional Battle is held on Friday August 16th at Columbia Greene Community College.

The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in high school-age children, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter in school and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

Contact either the Philmont or the Claverack Library if you would like more information on how to join the team.

You can help us by purchasing any of the the pre-selected books from the Philmont Public Library’s Amazon wish list. When checking out you can have the books delivered directly to the library or you can bring them in.  Thank you!