The Village progam will begin the "Battle Of The Books" this May and continue the competition in the Fall of 2015. Battle Of The Books is a reading incentive program that gets students reading with an element of friendly competition. Through a very generous donation from the Monrovia Reads foundation, the Village Program was able to purchase 200 books and the materials needed to run the Battle of The Books Competition. Students will be placed in teams of 5 in 3 different age groups; grades 3 &4, grade 5 and grades 6-8. Each team is responsible for reading 10 grade appropriate books for the competition. We anticipate kicking off the 2015-2016 school year with site based competitions, then move on to school based competitions then a district wide competition in the Fall. This will be a great way to engage students in reading, give them an opportunity to work as team and have a chance to be the Monrovia Unified Book Battle Champion!