Welcome to the Official Oregon Battle of the Books Website!

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 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.

OBOB’s 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.

OBOB is run primarily by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA. OASL, and OBOB operating under its umbrella, are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression in our organization, policies, and practices.

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Registration is now open.

* Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be open from September 1 through October 31, 2022. District coordinators can register here.

We plan to hold in-person regional tournaments and an in-person state tournament.  However, it is our responsibility to comply with the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education and we will follow their guidelines. We will always put the safety of our students, volunteers, educators, communities, and families above all else.

The window for 2023 regional tournaments is February 25 – March 18, 2023.

The OBOB state tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

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Many questions can be answered by reading documents in the “Resources” menu above.

Click here for this year’s OBOB book titles.

OASL, and OBOB operating under its umbrella, are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression in our organization, policies, and practices.