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General Information

If you are going to coach a team you will need to complete a compliance form.  This will show up as an event on November 1.  You will not have access until then. 

Here is a video that walks you through completing the compliance form.  Please ONLY fill this out if you plan on having a team.   

Book Programs

Who do I contact?

HBOB Committee Chair:  Rachel McConoughey,
HBOB Committee Chair Elect: Jennie Hunt
MBOB Committee Chair:  Liz Noland
MBOB Committee Chair Elect:  
EBOB Committee Chair:  Gabrielle Lamb,
EBOB Committee Chair Elect: April Braddy

HBOB Competition Dates


Region 1

April 9th, 2024 (Tentative)Time

Perquimans County HS

305 S Edenton Rd St, Hertford, NC 

Region 2
April 12th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Kinston High School Performing Arts Center (Kinston)

Region 3
April 9th, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
Hartnett Co. Gentry Educational Development Center (Erwin)

Region 4
March 27, 2024
Time and Location TBA

Region 5
April 6th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Southern Guilford High School 

Region 6
Unity Training Center - Time TBA

Region 7 

Region 8

Region 9

State Competition
April 27th, 2024 @10:00 AM
Minnie Forte Brown Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham,   

MBOB Competition Dates

Region 1- April 18, 2024 at Martin County Community College (Williamston)

Region 2- April 16, 2024 at TBD

Region 3- April 20 at Louisburg Magnet High School (Louisburg)

Region 4- April 9 at Fayetteville Tech Community College

Region 5- March 23 at WSFCS Education Building (Winston Salem)

Region 6- April 18, 2024 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Gastonia)

Region 7- March 22, 2024 at Corinth Church (Hickory)

Region 8- March 12 at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College (Spindale)

Region 9- April 11 at Saint Raphael Catholic School (Raleigh)

State Competition

Friday, May 3, 2024 at Fayetteville Technical Community College (Fayetteville campus)

EBOB Competition Dates

Region 1- April 15, 9:30 AM

South Central HS

 Winterville, NC 28590

Region 2-April 19, Time TBD


Region 3- April 13 10:00 AM

Corinth Holders ES

Zebulon, NC 27597

Region 4- April 10, 9:00 AM

Clinton Agri-Expo Center

Clinton, NC 28328

Region 5- May 4th 

Alamance Community College

Region 6- April 12

              Union County Professional              Center, Monroe, NC

Region 7- April 25


Hickory, NC

Region 8- April 30, 10:00 AM

Clear Creek Elementary

Hendersonville, NC

Region 9-TBA

Battle of the Books

NCSLMA sponsors Battle of the Books for Elementary, Middle, and High School competitions. 

Battle of the Books began as a program for middle school students, grades 6-8. The program has expanded to include the elementary and high school levels. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

Battle of the Books involvement is is contingent on participating schools meeting the following criteria: 

  • Coach:
    • Either an 076  licensed Media Coordinator OR Certified Staff Member serving as the school's BOB coach
    • current member of NCSLMA
    • fills out compliance form by deadline (Now located under your profile.  Deadline is December)
  • Library
    • with a designated space on the site of the school ( Only Exception, some Early and Middle colleges operate differently - See High School BOB rules).
    • cataloged collection
    • open and staffed at least 20 hours weekly by a certified school Library Media Coordinator or other certified staff serving in the role of Media Coordinator.
All members of NCSLMA have access to the BOB pages. These pages are full of BOB resources pertinent to each level's competition. 


NCSLMA is a professional organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and empowering school librarians across the state as they transform their school communities.


Membership is $50 per year and comes with numerous benefits and professional development opportunities. 
Join or learn more here. 


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