• Battle of the Books

    The Battle of the Books is an exciting reading enrichment program the Baldwin Public Library sponsors through the Birmingham School District. Fourth- and fifth-grade students from all Birmingham elementary schools are invited to participate in a challenging yet fun book battle that encourages reading and a deep understanding of books of varying genres. After reading a select number of titles, students are invited to battle against other teams and answer detailed questions on all the books covered. This will take virtually again this year.

    Battle Brochure

    Important Dates

    • book bundle order forms have been sent home and are due by Nov. 18th.  
    • Kickoff (titles will be announced and bundles delivered) - Monday, December 12, 2022
    • Team Registration - Monday, February 20 to Sunday, February 12, 2023. 
    • Informational/Coaches Meetings: TBD in early January and February 2, 2023
    • Battle Day - Saturday, March 18, 2022 at Groves High School


    New video and presentation will be added on 12/12/22

    Baldwin Battle Video Announcement

    Harlan Battle of the Books 2022-2023 Presentation

     Book Titles and trailers are in the Baldwin Video Announcement

    All battle questions can be answered at Baldwin's website at https://www.baldwinlib.org/battle-of-the-books/

    Battle Book Talks  

    Good luck Huskies!