The Mid-Hudson Library System Battle of the Books program is open to middle- and high-school students.

Programs

Students entering grades 5 through 9 in the fall of the current year can participate in the Middle School Battle of the Books.

Students entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall of the current year can participate in the High School Battle of the Books.

Regional Battles

Each year’s program concludes with a Regional Battle that takes place toward the end of the summer.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are holding the 2021 battles online this year to maintain safe social distance standards. The High School battle will take place between August 13th and 16th, and the Middle School battle will take place between August 20th and 23rd. Check with your participating library for your schedule!

Get Involved

There are more than 24 libraries participating in the Mid-Hudson Library System’s Battle of the Books. To see if your local library participates, visit here. If your library does not participate, contact us and we can tell you how to get involved.