Fourth Battle of the Books at Library Sponsored by Levenger

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The fourth Battle of the Books @ the Delray Beach Public Library was held on June 3, 2014 and proved to be a great success for everyone involved! It featured books that had been “banned” at some point in time. The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for teens ages 13 to 17 to support literacy and libraries. It’s being piloted this year by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB@DBPL) and the Young Adult Services Department at the Delray Beach Public Library and sponsored by Levenger. Jessica Parisi and Amy Kenneth of Levenger, together with our Young Adult Librarian, Loanis Menendez-Cuesta served as Judges. Judge Amy Kenneth said: “The enthusiasm was contagious. There were a few times when I thought Team Infinity was going to leap over the tables into Jess’s lap.” Glenn Phipps and Chris Del Mastro served as the team Book Coaches. Two teams read the three “banned” books chosen: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins; “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky; and “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. Prior to the Battle Day, team members met weekly with their Book Coaches to become experts on specific details of the stories. There were 3 rounds of 30 questions each chosen randomly from the 3 books and a Sudden Death lightning round would be played if needed consisting of 15 questions. Every correct answer was worth 1 point and the team with the highest total won. The results are as follows: The Battle of the Books @ DBPL is one of the many wonderful programs that the Young Adult Services and Teen Advisory Board @ DBPL bring to our Library and to our community. For further information, please contact Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta at 561-819-6299.