Monday, June 5, 2017

Battle of the Books - Librarian Style!

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La Crosse Public Library's Linda Jerome writes:

Announcing a battle of the books just for librarians! On behalf of the C.A.L.L. (Conference About Libraries & Literacy) committee, we will be hosting this event and we hope you will participate! 

Here are the details so far: 
  1. The battle will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm in the auditorium of the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St.
  2. Battle teams can have no more than 4 members and 3 of those must be a librarian (active or retired) and/or work in a library.
  3. There are 10 titles on the battle list and they range from middle grade through adult. . The titles are as follows:
    1. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    2. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
    3. If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
    4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
    6. The Reader by Traci Chee
    7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    8. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    9. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    10. March: Book Three by John Lewis

Please feel free to forward this information to other librarians and if they're interested, they can put together a team and start reading! We will have team registration start in early fall and we'll keep you posted on additional details as the event gets closer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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