OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. Find out more here!
OBOB is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.
Sign up to volunteer for OBOB! The timekeeper position is very easy and DOES NOT require previous OBOB training.
OBOB Battles usually run January until March! Stay tuned for 2020 dates.
These battles usually occur during lunch recess on Tuesday and Thursday. 5th and 3rd grades will battle in the library and 4th will battle in the Kindergarten wing (empty classroom). Parents are usually welcome to watch as long as they are cleared in the volunteer system and have completed a background check. Times for battles are below:
TBD for 2020
5th Grade - 11:55-12:15 (Library)
3rd Grade - 12:15-12:35 (Library)
4th Grade - 12:40-1:00 (Kindergarten wing)