Encourage Your Teen To Register For the 2020 Battle of the Books!

By Amanda Roland
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The Alachua County Library District will have its annual Battle of the Books online in July, and teens can register now to compete! Also, teens who register now can receive free copies of this year’s books while supplies last.

Teens ages 11 to 17 can click here to register and select which branch they would like to pick up their books from. The books for this year’s Battle of the Books are “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds and “A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World” by Charlie Fletcher. 

On July 25 starting at 1 p.m., teens will take on the Battle of the Books challenge at home individually instead of together in teams. Players will have until 11:59 p.m. on July 25 to complete a trivia challenge based on what they read for a chance to win a copy of George Takei’s award-winning graphic novel memoir “They Called us Enemy.” Players will battle teens from across the county! 

“The Battle of the Books has always been a fun way to keep teens reading and talking about books throughout the summer,” said Youth Services Librarian Cameron Burris. “We’re excited to keep the tradition going.”


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