Battle of the Books: Morning Playoffs

Sat, Feb 25, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 18th annual Battle of the Books.

Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by February 1st; email  or call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals. Click to see the list of Battle books: In the library catalog or as a printer-friendly pdf.


• Jan 3, School's Out! BIG Games Play Day, 1 pm
• Jan 28, Homeschool Fair, 10 am
• Feb 25, Battle of the Books!, 11 am & 1:30 pm; 3 pm
• Mar 16, School's Out! BIG Games Play Day, 1 pm
• Mar 18, Babaloo, Live Music for Kids!, 3 pm
• Mar 25, Out of This World! with Dino O'Dell, 1 pm & 3 pm
• Apr 1, Teddy Bear Hospital, 2 pm
• Apr 22, The Amazing Strong Man, 1 pm & 3 pm
• Apr 26, Family Concert with Eric Litwin | "Because It's All Good!", 10 am & 6:30 pm
• May 27, Juggling Funny Stories, 11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm


School age | Activity

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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