Battle of the Books (BOB) Competitions

Fifth graders at Crestwood have the opportunity to participate in an exciting and motivational literature program called Battle of the Books (BOB).  The intent of the program is to encourage recreational reading, to increase familiarity with authors and genres, and to have students experience the fun of a friendly competition as they recall information from each book.  This program is voluntary and all fifth grade students may participate.

Twenty books are carefully chosen by many Chesterfield County School librarians.  To be a member of the CWES BOB teams, each student must read at least 10 of the 20 titles.  They must also either complete a summary form for each book they read or pass the BOB quiz for that book with a 70% or above.  Students have until the end of January to accomplish this.

All of the students who qualify by reading 10 or more books will be placed on a team.  After three practices and a school competition, we will pick 8 students to represent Crestwood at the TriSchool competition against Greenfield Elementary and Bon Air Elementary.  All students will attend the county competition, receive a BOB t-shirt, and enjoy a culminating celebratory event.

BOB In-School Competition March 6, 2020, 3:00pm
BOB TriSchool Competition April 2, 2020, 12:15pm, at Bon Air Elementary

Librarian: Mrs. Velle
Library Assistant: Mrs. Fillman
Library Hours: 9:10-3:45

Library Checkout Policy:

Kindergarten & 1st grade: 1 book

2nd-3rd grade: 1-2 books

4th grade: 2 books

5th grade: 2 books, 3 if choosing a Battle of the Books book

All grade levels are scheduled for a weekly 45 minute lesson as part of the school Resource schedule.  Students may also visit the library 9:10-9:40am during morning checkout.

Library Book Return and Renewal:  Students should return books each week on their library day.  If they are still reading a book, they may renew it for another week.  Students will not be able to check out new books until previously checked out books are returned.

Lost or damaged books:  We do not charge late fines for books, however, if a book is lost or severely damaged, we charge a replacement fee.  Your child cannot check out a new book until the fee is paid.