Battle of the Books



The Romeo District Library is happy to announce Battle of the Books 2016. The Battle of the Books was started to get kids excited about reading. This year’s competition will be for any 5th grade student living in Romeo, Washington or Bruce or enrolled in Romeo Community Schools. Battle of the Books is energetic academic competition that builds comprehension and vocabulary skills, teaches teamwork and reinforces just how fun reading can be!

Teams of three to five students and one adult coach* each read the same 11 pre-assigned books over six months. These books have been selected by Romeo District Library staff, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Romeo District Library, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.

During the “battle” (a 100-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes and the name of the team will be listed on the Romeo District Library Battle of the Books plaque located at both the Graubner and Kezar libraries.

Important Dates

  • Final sign up date for teams – January 11, 2016
  • Battle of the Books contest at the Graubner Library – March 26, 11:00 am

*Teams must have 3 to 5 members of 5th grade students who are enrolled in the 5th grade at Romeo Community Schools or be 5th grade students who are homeschooled within the Romeo District Library service area and have a valid Romeo District Library card. Coaches must be 18 years of age or older

**At this time, teams and their coaches will fill out participation forms, be given the rules and procedures for the Battle and their Battle books.

Rules and Procedures

 For more information, please contact Stacie Guzzo, Kezar Library 586-752-2583

Battle of the Books 2015

Tied for 1st place – Book Bombers and the Voracious Romeo Readers.  Coming in 3rd place – Amanda Moore Bulldogs.






National Library Week

Unlimited possibilities @ your library!  We are bookending National Library Week (April 12 – 18) with two great programs:

April 11, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Kiwanis One Day, crafts and snacks.  It’s the 5th annual Romeo Area Kiwanis service project.  Crafts for all ages and plenty to pick from.


April 19, 2:30 pm

imagesCAIQO3EYPokémon swap and share.  Bring your cards to swap and to just show off your collection.