The Hardcore Kingston Hardcovers is the library’s team in the Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books program, a teen trivia program comprised of Mid-Hudson Library System member libraries.

Kingston Battle of the Books team holding sign that says Kingston

The Hardcovers’s middle school team (for students in grades 6 through 9) began competing in 2012 and the Hardcover’s high school team (for students in grades 9 through 12) began competing in 2016.

Our teams have done quite well over the years:

  • 1st place at first Teen/High School Regional Battle in 2016
  • 2nd place at Middle School Regional Battle in 2016
  • 3rd place at Teen/High School Regional Battle in 2017

This year, our middle school team is collaborating with the Town of Esopus Library team.

Practice sessions take place once a week in the summer with regional battles taking place in late summer or early fall.

 

Learn more about the Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books