Battle of the Books 2019

Picture of the Rabid Readers, book battle silver winners

Potsdam's Rabid Readers took home silver at the North Country Regional Battle of the Books in Gouverneur on May 4, 2019!

The 2019 Battle of the Books has wrapped up. Look for the 2020 list to be released in the fall. The information below will be updated when the 2020 list is releaed.


The North Country Battle of the Books is a competition similar to whiz quiz games in which teams compete to answer questions based on a set book list. The Battle is open to students in 4-6th grade.

Potsdam Public Library hosts a local Battle for teams in the Potsdam Central School district. Students form teams of up to 4 members and may be of any combination of 4th-6th graders. With the help of an adult coach, the teams collectively read a chosen list of 16 books, which is released in September. During the competition the teams are asked questions about the books on the list, and respond the book’s title and author as their answer. The winning team from PPL goes on to a regional competition to face winning teams from other North Country Library System libraries in St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Jefferson counties.

Local Battle:When completed, the registration form can be mailed through the postal service or sent by e-mail.
To register, email Registration deadline: March 15, 2019.

Location: Church of the Nazarene, 11 State Highway 72, Potsdam
Date: April 6, 2019.

Regional Battle:
Location: St James School, Gouverneur
Date: May 4, 2019.

For more information about the North Country Battle of the Books, please visit