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Battle of the Books

Our librarians visit various schools with Tinley Park or Orland Hills students in attendance every spring for the Battle of the Books competition. The contest revolves around the current year’s Association of Illinois School Library Educators books and is offered to Grades 3–5 (who will read and be quizzed on books nominated for the Bluestem Award) and Grades 6–8 (who will read and be quizzed on books nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Award). The school hosts the competition and organizes the competing teams, while the library sends two representatives to the school to run the actual battle. We prepare and bring questions for these battles only. Battles should be scheduled well in advance. If you are interested, please contact the school liaisons at or call the Youth Services Department at 708.532.0160, x 2.