Prescott Public Library Hosts End-of-summer Battle of the Books, July 27, 2022

Local teens flex their reading skills in fast-paced, fun competition

Nine teams of teenagers ages 12-14 will compete in an exciting game of Battle of the Books. Throughout the summer, groups of 3-4 have read six books representing different genres. The six books are:

  • The Monsters of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny (Fantasy)
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (Historical Fiction)
  • The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill (Humorous)
  • The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Supernatural/Horror)
  • Jinxed by Amy McCullouch (Science Fiction)
  • All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat (Nonfiction)

During the competition, teens will answer trivia-style questions about the books in three rounds, challenging their memory and teamwork.

This fun, annual event is a great way for teens to show off their reading retention skills. Battle of the Books encourages readers to experience a wide range of genres and develop an appreciation for a diversity of books. Teens are encouraged to read together outside the library, sparking conversations through stories. Battle of the Books is a final celebration of their teamwork and love of reading.

The Friends of the Prescott Public Library are providing books for the teams and funding for the event.

The event is on Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 pm at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E Goodwin St, Prescott.

About the Arizona Summer Reading Library Programs:

The Arizona Reading Program (ARP), sponsored by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, promotes literacy development by providing resources that help librarians plan, promote, and implement reading programs for all ages. Each library is encouraged to adapt the resources to meet the needs and assets of their own community. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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