The Battle of the Books
The Cabell County Public Library hosted the annual Battle of the Books Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, July 30 and 31 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.
Children formed teams at each library where they read the same 10 chapter books and met once a week to practice answering questions.
Fourteen teams battled it out on Monday to a packed room full of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings cheering on their teams. All of the participants received trophies from the library.
These are the Battle of the Books winners for the 3-4-5 grades.
1st place: Gallaher Book Busters from the Gallaher Library; Mary Margaret Clouse, Henry Shiels, Jacob Smith, Zachariah Sanchez, Ella Adkins, Megan Wolf, Tucker Denning, Sierra Meadows
2nd place: The Boys Who are Going to Beat the Girls from the Main Library; Sebastian Risch, Will Lavender, Luke Lovejoy, Samuel Felinton, Daniel Giraldo, & Lucas Giraldo
3rd place: Dream Crushers from the Milton Library; Dale Englin, Jacob Riddle, and Jacob Van Nostrand.
Day 2 of the Battle of the Books Tournament proved to be an exciting evening for grades 6-7-8 as most teams were tied for 1st place at half time. The tournament for the older participants was held on Tuesday, July 31 at the Pullmam Plaza Hotel. Eight teams answered questions from the same group of 10 books selected by the library, with the answer always being the title & author of the book. It was a close game with several rounds of tie-breaking questions. The Gallaher Library was victorious with a perfect score of 50 points with the Main Library close by with 45 points. Everyone was on the edge of their seats when Gallaher & Salt Rock had several tie-breaking rounds with only 10 seconds to answer the questions. Gallaher got past Salt Rock to clain 3rd place.
Winners for 6-7-8 grades....
1st place: The Mocking Jays from the Barboursville Library; Ben Buchanan, Emily Kuhn, Grace Kinder, Ethan Hess
2nd place: The Book Scorpions from the Main Library; Christopher Gooding, Jacob Lavender, Evan Gooding, Taylor Mazzone
3rd place: The Gallaher Hoots from the Gallaher Library; Evie Meadows, Erin Petre, Bree Black, Katie Blankenship