The Battle of the Books competition showcases the academic value of reading and reading comprehension...The Library System's support has been invaluable in helping our team reach its full potential and be a competitive force. - Kathleen Tomaino, Booker T. Washington Middle School
Battle of the Books is an annual event hosted by the Newport News Public Library System in collaboration with the Williamsburg Regional Library. Area school teams compete by answering questions on books they have read. The program is open to students grades 4 through 8. Students compete in a city and then a regional competition.