Battle of the Books 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Battle of the Books Starting June 16 2pm live on Zoom


#Battle of the Books 2021

#June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28, August 4 at 2 PM

Calling all Duval County teens: Join us for Jacksonville Public Library's 2nd Annual Battle of the Books -- an exciting book-based competition you’ll play from home using Kahoot! To participate, you'll read great books, answer fun trivia, and vote online! In all, eight books will compete to be the G.O.A.T.!

OK. Maybe not "greatest of all time" but one book will be named the Battle of the Books winner at the end of the Summer. And it's all decided by you!

#The Books

Every two weeks, you'll be asked to compete with other teens in trivia competitions based on each book. Then, two books will go head-to-head to compete for your votes. Only one book will move forward to compete for the coveted best book title. There are four Battle of Books events and a total of eight books. Will your favorite get crowned?

#Wed., June 16:


It's All Love by Jenna Ortega


YFA: Young, Fearless, Awesome by Andy Shaw

#Wed., June 30:

#Realistic Fiction/Comedy

Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon

#Wed., July 14:


Magyk by Angie Sage


Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

#Wed., July 28:

#Graphic Novels

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia


The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp

Register for Battle of the Books Events

Staying socially distanced this summer? Don't forget: You can download copies digitally or request hardcopies through Curbside Pickup. Did you know? Curbside just got even easier. There's no need to call. Just let us know when you are on your way by alerting us through the Jacksonville Public Library app (available on Android and iPhone). 

#How to Participate

There are two ways to participate.

  1. Attend virtually every other Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. starting June 16 (live on Zoom). If you're interested in winning prizes (and not just bragging rights), this is absolutely the way to go. The participants with the highest score at the end of each live Kahoot quiz will win a sweet treat! That's just the way the cookie crumbles...
  2. If you're unable to attend live, you can also play along anytime (before August 3) using the Kahoot! links below to answer trivia questions based on each book. Your scores will be determined by how quickly you are able to click on the correct answer. Here's the thing: you'll have to wait till the end of the summer to see if you've won!

#Kahoot! Trivia

We'll be adding Kahoot! links (and game pins) to this page throughout the summer for those unable to participate in the live events. Check back every two weeks or so for more! The first two Kahoot links go live June 16.


Either way you decide to play: Come back to this page to VOTE starting June 16. The static image below will be replaced with a real bracket and voting system the day of the first event. Then, just keep checking back and keep voting throughout the summer as you read more of the books from the list. Your votes determine the winner!

The book with the most votes will be crowned the winner at our Finale Program on August 4 at 2:00 p.m. There will also be one big, final cookie-themed prize awarded to one lucky Kahoot! player/trivia master. So, try to attend that one live!

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#Animal Advocate Mini-Camp
July 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23
Camp runs from 11 AM - Noon

Are you a teen with a passion for helping animals? Are you concerned about the decline in honey bees and what that means for the planet? Do you believe all creatures deserve to live long, happy lives? Get empowered, add your voice, and learn how you can make a positive impact in the lives of ALL our furry (and even those not-so furry) friends. Click here to register.

Jeremy Yates

Jeremy Yates Jacksonville Public Library

Jeremy Yates is a maker, visual storyteller, D&D player and lifelong Disney fan. He is also the newest addition to the Jacksonville Public Library's Marketing Department. When not at work, he enjoys spending time in a galaxy far, far away through Star Wars audiobooks, movies and TV shows. Or you’ll find him binge-watching other fantasy and sci-fi shows, playing Pokémon Go or just spending quality time with his equally-geeky partner Andrew and their extremely food-motivated Border Collie, Watson.

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