Oregon Battle of the Books

Posted by Sarah Hansen on 10/4/2017


What is OBOB?

It’s time to start reading for Oregon Battle of the Books! OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. The aim of the program is to expose students to quality literature from a variety of styles and viewpoints and promote a love of reading.

The goal of our team is to encourage students to continue reading in high school for personal enjoyment, broaden reading interests by reading something a student may not normally self-select, and to promote academic excellence and teamwork.


How do I participate?

OBOB combines the best of book clubs and trivia; they will read and discuss a variety of novels and nonfiction works throughout the year. Students participate in OBOB by forming teams of four, reading the selected books for the year, and practicing/competing in school battles. The winning school team will represent Riverdale at the regional tournament in March 2018.

This year’s books are awesome and cover a wide range of genres including historical fiction, action/adventure, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, and nonfiction. Click here to learn more about OBOB and this year’s books. Want to participate? We meet Friday mornings from 8:30 to 9:00 in the library.


OBOB Poster with Book Images