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Submitted by akimberley on 26 September 2018

Let the Battle Begin! 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 September 27 2021.

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 intermediate division is for students in grades 7 and 8.

Here are the official rules & booklists for the 2022 competition:

To register go to

Key Dates:

  • Sep. 27, 2021: Registration Starts
  • Sep. 27, 2021: Book Lists Released
  • Jan. 28, 2022: Registration Deadline
  • Mar. 29, 2022 at 12:00PM: Junior SemiFinals
  • Mar. 31, 2022 at 12:00PM: Intermediate SemiFinals
  • Apr. 5, 2022 at 12:00PM: Junior/Intermediate Finals
  • Apr. 7, 2022 at 6:30PM: Junior Regional Finals
  • Apr. 7, 2022 at 8:00PM: Intermediate Regional Finals
Regional Finals to be hosted by Clarington PL

Not enough funds to purchase books for your school library? Oshawa Public Libraries orders multiple copies of each title.

Not part of a team? Go to the “Individual” tab and sign up for a fun individual battle here:

See for more information or contact Alison Yntema, Community Engagement Librarian, at 905-579-6111 ext. 5256 or

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