Celebration of Literacy

The Douglas County Chapter of the Altrusa Club started the Celebration of Literacy in 2001 to put the spotlight on the importance of reading. It is held each year in February with many activities.  The first activity is held at the Roseburg Valley Mall, in the center arena, where books are given away in a Read aloud center.  Communittee leaders go to Elementary schools to read to grades K-3 and the RHS Drama team performs skits for the grades 4-6 .  Many schools hold other reading related activities during this time. 

Winchester holds our annual Dr. Seuss Family Reading night with our

Scholastic Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair.

Celebration of Literacy ends with the County wide Battle of the Books competition. 

For more information, go to their website:  www.celebrationofliteracy.net


Battle of the Books

There's more to reading than taking an AR quiz or doing a book report!

You can join a team that competes for a trophy after reading books from the list below!

Our Battle of the Books competition is held every February at RHS and is open to every elementary school and middle school in Douglas County!  Two schools battle one another in a round and the battles continue until it's down to the final two teams in that division.  Teams consist of 5 students with one student being the alternate.  Questions are asked, alternately.  In January, we have a 'pre-battle' assembly for our teams to practice before our final team goes to the county-wide competition.

Members of the OBOB team will be expected to know all 16 titles and authors.

The following website has the authors pronouncing their names.

TeachingBooks.net | Audio Name Pronunciations

Official OBOB website :    Oregon Battle of the Books - Battle for your School.with BOOKS!

2015, Battle of the Books Champions

Kyle, Mrs. Guyer, Hannah, Miss Putnum , Jazmine, Travin, Carter,

Placed 14th at State

2005, Battle of the Books Champions

Mrs. Grazioli, Garrison, Alex, Mariela, Bonnie, Alec, Mrs. Guyer



2013, Top 16

Carter, Ayla, Steen, Sarah, Hannah


5th out of 17 teams


6th out of 13 teams

Danny, Tyler, Nicole and Rachelnot shown, Morgan,

Katie, Lindsey, Morgan, Danny,and Isaiah

2006 Team

1st place runner up

2007 team

Alyssa, Alex, Kaitlyn, Makayla,not pictured is Garrison

Isaiah, Keziah, Dalton, Kily and Alyssa

Congratulations Winchester Readers!

3-5 Division

  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
  • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
  • The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton
  • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
  • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Ugly by Robert Hoge
  • Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Wish by Barbara O’Connor



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