Battle of the Books

Despite the challenges of Comprehensive Distance Learning, Librarian Heidi Sumner has worked hard to encourage middle school students to participate in the annual Oregon Battle of the Books competition. Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading program to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

The 70 middle school participants start battling via Zoom on March 8th. After four rounds of tournament-style battles, the top winners will be crowned after the final battle on Thursday, May 6th via Zoom.

McMinnville Education Foundation provided funds through the teacher mini-grant awarded to Mrs. Sumner to purchasing Oregon Battle of the Books book titles so students could check out from the middle school library.

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