Battle Of The Books At Delray Library

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Staff report

Battle of the Books is returning to the Delray Beach Public Library for the sixth time this month.

The Teen Advisory Board at Delray Beach Public Library is partnering with Levenger for the event on April 24 at 4:30 p.m.

The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for teens ages 13 to 17. It has been very successful in helping teens read more books and increase their reading skills.

Young Adult Librarian Cicely Douglas and Library staff plus volunteers act as Book Coaches for the Teen Teams and judges for the battle.

Teen participants grouped in teams of five members each will read the specific books, meet weekly with their Book Coach prior to the Battle Day, and become experts on specific details of the books.

During Battle Day, the team members come together to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise about the books they have read in a competition that resembles the format of game shows such as Family Feud, Whiz Kids, & Jeopardy. The winning team will receive prizes donated by Levenger.

The battle is open to the public to attend.