• Matanuska-Susitna District Battle of the Books Program


    Battle of the Books is a statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program. The original idea came from a radio program sponsored by Chicago Public Library in the early 1940’s, and was brought to Kodiak by a Chicago librarian. At present nearly every Alaskan school district and many from out of state participate in the annual event. Our goal is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence. We believe that reading should be fun and the Battle of the Books program is one way librarians and teachers have committed to share their love of reading with all of our students.

     Alaska State Battle of the Books site  



    Congratulations to 2016-2017 MSBSD Winners:


    Grades 3/4
    tke  1st Place:Talkeetna
                      5th Place: Alaska State Winner 
     2nd Place: Larson
                      8th Place: Alaska State Winner 
    Midnight Sun Family Learning Center  3rd Place: Midnight Sun
    Grades 5/6
    1st Place Tie: Midnight Sun
    6th Place: Alaska State Winner 
    fle and Finger Lake
                            4th Place: Alaska State Winner 
     3rd Place: Birchtree Charter
    mcs  4th Place: Mat-Su Central


    Best of Show                                   Sportsmanship Award
     Larson                                                     Meadow Lakes, Butte and Willow
    Grades 7/8
    wms  1st Place: Wasilla Braves
                       2nd Place: Alaska State Winner 
     2nd Place: Fronteras
    mcs  3rd Place: Mat-Su Central
       High School
        1st Place: Wasilla Warrior
                          5th Place: Alaska State Winner 
        2nd Place: Palmer Moose
       chs  3rd Place: Colony Knights
Last Modified on October 6, 2017