Grandville Battle of the Books

Battle Of the Books (BOB) is a competitive book trivia tournament for kids in grades 5–8 sponsored by the Grandville Branch of Kent District Library, in partnership with the Grandville Public Schools. Participants form their own teams of between one and six kids and they read five pre-selected books (see titles below). With the guidance of their coach, each team hones their knowledge of the books and gets ready to compete with other BOB teams.

For more details, download our BOB brochure. For the latest news and to participate in book discussions, visit our Facebook page, opens a new window!

Important Dates

Registration starts: December 1
Registration ends: January 10

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Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 PM
Online via Facebook Live

Coaches Meeting

Monday, January 3 at 6:30 PM

All BOB coaches are required to attend this meeting especially this year with so many changes. A Zoom link will be sent to registered coaches prior to the event.

BOB Practice Day

Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 PM
Online via Zoom (A Zoom link will be sent to all registered teams prior to the event)

Join us this evening to try out two practice rounds of virtual BOB. This will be a great opportunity for your team to practice and figure out how you are going to compete during the tournament. This is also an opportunity to ask questions about the competition. We anticipate this will last about an hour.

BOB Tournament Day

Saturday, March 5 at 9:00 AM.
Online via Zoom (A Zoom link will be sent to all registered teams prior to the event)

Pre-selected Books

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