The Oregon Battle of the Books, affectionat
ely known as OBOB (pronounced Oh-Bob) to those who participate, is a year-long competition where kids form teams to demonstrate their knowledge of a selected set of books chosen by the state OBOB committee. 

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It's all about kids reading books that they may normally not read, working in teams, and getting fired up in the spirit of healthy competition!

OBOB is district-wide in Creswell, meaning the kids in elementary, middle and high school are able to participate and potentially compete at the regional and state level based on their set of books!

Scroll down to watch a great video, and feel free to kick around this website to learn more about how the program works. The website is updated periodically throughout the year with helpful resources as they become available. Books are available in the fall at all school libraries (thank you, Creswell School District!) and the Creswell Library. This year's books are incredible, as always! 

Click here to watch a great "mock battle" that will give you a good idea of how the battles work.

Click here to go directly to the official Oregon Battle of the Books page for more background and history of OBOB. This program was started, and is maintained, by volunteers from around the state, mostly librarians! Have you hugged YOUR librarian lately??

Locally, the program is coordinated by parent volunteers. If you have time and energy to give to this fantastic program, please contact so that we can keep it going!

Courtesy of Springfield Public Schools

Creswell Battle of the Books