Regrettably the 2020 Battle of the Books have been cancelled due to health related closures from the Coronavirus. Please see the message from the Carroll County Public Library below, and hopefully schools will be able to have a modified Battle of the Books later this year. Stay healthy everyone!
Carroll County Public Library considers the health and safety of our customers and staff a top priority. Due to the recommendations from Governor Hogan to practice social distancing and cancel large events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Battle of the Books events for 2020. Each of the 9 events draws an attendance of 350 -1,000 people. We know how much your students have been looking forward to this event, and we share your disappointment.
Due to the number of sites needed to accommodate 9 events for the more than 1300 students, among other factors, rescheduling is not an option. We recognize the current situation for Carroll County Schools is fluid, but when schools are back in session, we will be in touch to provide a modified Battle of the Books experience at individual schools.