Oregon Battle of the Books: Creating Readers Across the State

Oregon students in grades 3‐12 are forming reading battalions! They are armed with great books and their weapon is knowledge. Find out how OBOB was developed, with the support of a grant, as a reading motivation and comprehension program which promotes team work and academic excellence. School librarians from various communities worked together to blend disparate local reading competitions into a single coordinated statewide program with a regional/state tournament. How local OBOB programs impact public library services will be explored.