Battle of the Books interest letter

Here is the official BOTB interest letter that was sent home in Thursday folders this week.
Please return forms to the library as soon as possible-- there is limited space and it fills up quickly.
I will send out all information through email (that's on the form) after September 16.


Dear Gold Rush Parents,

We are pleased to be able to offer Battle of the Books to the 3rd through 5th grade students this year. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program sponsored by the Douglas County Libraries. It is designed to expose young readers to quality literature that they may not normally choose to read.  It is an exciting way to get students hooked on popular authors and introduces exciting new series.

This year we will be starting with a larger group and allowing the students to compete for places on the final two teams which will be determined by mid November.  Students will have to commit to reading 10 books from the BOTB list by mid December. In addition, students must attend practice sessions before school at 8:15 am on Thursday mornings. If a student makes it through to the final 2 teams for each grade, they compete in January at GRE at a battle hosted by the Douglas County Librarians. The winners will go on to represent GRE at the interschool battles at the Parker Library!

If interested in participating in this neuron-pumping marathon, please return the form below to the library as soon as possible.  Space will fill quickly, so please advise your student to return the form immediately. We apologize in advance for not being able to take all respondents- we are limited by staffing and building usage.  We will contact all participants by email after September 17 to provide all pertinent information and the practice schedule.
We can’t wait to get your student reading these awesome books!!
Attached is this year’s book list.

Gail Golish and Naomi Meredith
GRE Reading-Superhero Coaches
____________________________________________________________________Battle of the Books

Student Name_______________________________________________________
Parent Name________________________________________________________

Parent Email________________________________________________________