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Do you like reading and trivia games? If so, check out our Battle of the Books program!

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District is now recruiting students in grades 5-8 to compete in the Mid-Hudson Library System’s annual Battle of the Books competition, held virtually this year. Our team spends the summer reading six terrific books, practicing book-related trivia for the battle, and having lots of fun! The competition may be intense, but the team enjoys the entire experience!

Battle of the Books is a nationally recognized literature contest in which students answer trivia questions based on specific titles that they have read. Young people are introduced to great literature, build a strong team as they get to know their teammates, and then compete with teams from other local libraries.

For more information about this program or to sign up, contact Youth Services Librarian Jolie Hamer-Conroy by July 1 at (845) 485-3445 x3364 or

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