Local Today is April 29th, 2017|Hudson Valley Press - More Than News |Bookmark HVPress!
Hudson Valley Press

September 18th, 2013

Howland’s “Beacon Bees” win 9th annual Battle of the Books

Howland Public Library’s “Beacon Bees” took first place on September 7, 2013 during the 9th annual Battle of the Books competition, held at Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, NY.

LAGRANGEVILLE - The Beacon Bees representing Howland Public Library, swarmed into first place on September 7, 2013 when they became the champions of the 9th annual Battle of the Books. After competing for five hours at Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, there were some tense moments as the last three teams "battled" it out. Congratulations to Redhook Public Library’s "Just Red" team for taking second place, and Hyde Park Library’s "Page Turners" for coming in third.

Twenty-two public libraries throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System’s five counties (Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster and Greene) competed in this nationally recognized literature contest in which young teens answered trivia questions based on books they all read this summer. Close to 200 students in grades 6-9 came together in friendly competition as over 100 parents and family members cheered on. Individual library teams worked hard all summer with their librarians and coaches to prepare for this final regional Battle. Mini-battles were played between local libraries throughout the summer in order to practice for the big event. The teams all proved to be winners when it came to knowledge, team spirit, and good sportsmanship.

A big thank you to our host venue, Arlington High School as well as: Blackwood and Brouwer Booksellers who supplied multiple copies of the books to the libraries, Hannaford Supermarket, Stewart’s Shops, all of the volunteers, families who came out to support the teams, and the coaches and librarians who work so hard throughout the year.

Copyright 2006-2014 The Hudson Valley Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

              Let Your Voice Be Heard ... Fill Out the Reader Response Form Below
Your name:
Your email:
Article Title:
Comment Text:

*Posts do not appear immediately

Are you planning a summer vacation this year?
Not sure



HEADLINES | Copyright © 2006-2016 Hudson Valley Press. All rights reserved. | Use of this site indicates your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for our Site. |