Welcome to the Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books!

Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books encourages a community of engaged middle- and high-school-aged readers in our five-county region by introducing them to great books, authors, and their fellow readers in an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship.


Battle of the Books is a national Summer Reading Program for middle- and high-school students in the five-county region of the Mid-Hudson Library System.

The program began in 2005 as a way to encourage middle school students to read during the summer. In 2016, the program was extended to reach high school students as well.

The summer program culminates with two regional battles: one for teen/high school and one for middle school.


2021 High School Regional Battle

Online, August 13-16

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2021 Middle School Regional Battle

Online, August 20-23

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More Information

If you are a parent or student interesting in participating in Battle of the Books, please visit our Public webpage for more information.

If you are a library director or staff member, please visit our Libraries page for more information.