Battle of the Books

OreBattleOfBooksAwbrey Park is a proud participant in Oregon Battle of the Books. The 2010-11 school year was our first year to participate and compete in this fabulous program. The 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 grades 3rd-12th, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The 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.

This is a program which is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries, OASL, and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA.

You can visit the official OBOB page is located at

Last year Awbrey Park was represented well at the regional competition help March 12 at Springfield High School. Our team, supported by other students and parents represented us well and learned a great deal.

If your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader is interested in participating in Awbrey Park’s OBOB program, look for information coming home or contact your classroom teacher.