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Battle of the Books: Our 2017 Champions

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Congratulations to Coronation PS who won the 2017 Regional Final in the Senior division! Well done!

Congratulations also to the Junior team from Coronation Public School for placing fifth at the Regionals.

The Battle of the Books is a fabulous partnership between public libraries and schools in Durham Region! If you want to motivate students who enjoy reading, get a team together and match wits with some of the best readers in town or even across the Durham Region. Registration begins mid-September.

Each year in April, the "Battle of the Books" teams from schools in Oshawa meet for the Semi-Battle competition. The top three teams from each division go on to the Final Battle to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold medal winners are awarded a trophy for their school and go on to compete in the Regional Championship.

The Battle of the Books is hosted at two levels: the junior division is for students in grades 4 - 6 and the senior division is for students in grades 7 and 8.

The 2017 results are in!

The top three teams in Oshawa are

1. Coronation PS
2. Jeanne Sauvé PS
3. P.E. Trudeau PS
1. Coronation PS
2. Jeanne Sauvé PS
3. Walter E. Harris PS

The past champions of Battle of the Books can be found here

Key Dates for 2018

Registration: TBA

Oshawa Semi-Final:
Junior - Tuesday April 10, 2018 - 12:30 p.m.
Senior - Thursday April 12, 2018 - 12:30 p.m.
McLaughlin Branch

Oshawa Final Battle:
Junior - Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. (McLaughlin Branch auditorium)
Senior to follow.

Regional Final:
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. (Junior) and 8:00 p.m. (Senior)
Host: Whitby Public Library
Location: TBA

Not enough funds to purchase books for your school library? Oshawa Public Libraries orders multiple copies of each title. See for more information or contact Alison Yntema (McCullough), Community Engagement Librarian at 905-579-6111 ext. 5256 or