Battle of the Books is a huge success!
The fifth successful “Battle of the Books” contest took place at the Glendora Public Library on October 11, 2012 in front of a standing-room only house. The competition among the eighteen teams was tense as the questions got more difficult. After 23 rounds of going neck-to-neck, the winning team was
Book Battlers 4! The winning team members are, Troy Hagemeyer (8th grade, Sandburg Middle School), Hank Woodington, (7th grade, Sandburg Middle School) and Allie Woodington (10th grade, Glendora High School), The second place team was Oh Know You Didn’t and the team members are, Katie Berg (8th grade, Sandburg Middle School), Sibone Iopollo (9th grade, Glendora High School) and Anna Wilson (8th grade, Royal Oak Middle School).
|First Place winners Book Battlers 4
This event is based on the same idea as the library’s Great Trivia Challenge. The difference? Only teens can participate and the questions come from three pre-selected books, Midnight Magic by Avi, Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. A dedicated volunteer committee works for months preparing the 200+ questions on the three books-and then spends weeks and weeks fine-tuning them.
The participants represented students across Glendora in grades 6 – 12: Edgewood School, Glendora High School, Goddard Middle School, Ramona Middle School, Royal Oak Intermediate School, Sandburg Middle
School, Suzanne Middle School, Walnut High School and various Homeschool groups. Pat Janes, Committee Chairperson remarked, “I am proud of the youth of our community. This is a great way for the community to show support to our teens and their reading efforts.”
|Second Place winners Oh No You Didn’t
Thank you to everyone that made this event possible for Our Teens!: The Glendora Rotary Club and the Friends Foundation who sponsored the event, our committee members, schools and parents, and special donations from Crestwood Communities, Thom and Sheryl Hill, Norm and Pat Janes, the Stan Deal family, the Dwight Richards family, Jan White, Bobbi Jefferson and Martha’s Candy.
Cindy Romero, Senior Librarian, Youth Services at the Glendora Public Library, shared, “The goal of ‘Battle of the Books’ is to promote recreational reading, build reading skills and comprehension, encourage team building skills in teens, and, most of all, to have fun!”