We're looking for volunteers to help run the Battle of the Books, a reading-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth in grades 4-10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in kids and teens, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter otherwise, to encourage them to think of their local public library as a resource for entertainment, and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
This year's tournament takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, NY. We're looking for enthusiastic adults to fill the following roles:
- Emcees to read trivia questions in each battle round and award points to the correct team
- Timekeepers to make sure that teams answer within the time allotted
- Scorekeepers to keep track of the score throughout each match
- Room monitors to count tickets at the door to each room to obey fire code regulations and keep order in the room