Battle of the Books

A student prepping for the battle

Oregon’s Battle of the Book’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

Students in 3-8 grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.  MEF contributes yearly to supply the book choices to each school’s library.