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.


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 March 31, 2017