McKinley readers!

Ready to get back to the Battle of the Books you know and love?  Ready to try it out for the first time?

It’s time to get ready for 2021-2022 Battle of the Books!  If you are not familiar with OBOB, it’s a team-based competition based on trivia covering a selection of 16 books, details may be found here:

If you will have a 3rd-5th grader interested in participating, the best thing to do is to start reading early.  Local Escape Fiction Bookstore routinely offers new OBOB titles for 20% off.  We at McKinley also collect orders to make a bulk purchase at this rate which allows us to access additional discounts that we use to buy additional copies for the library or teachers’ use.  Participation in OBOB is not a requirement for ordering books, so even if you will not be joining us for OBOB next year, but you want a few great books at a discount, now is your chance!

If you would like to order with us and help get McKinley a few free books, please use the order form below and bring to the McKinley office with Payment, OR mail to McKinley OBOB, C/O Becky Tei 2610 E. Nob Hill St SE/ Salem, OR 97302 with your check payment by June 25th.  Books will be available about a week later and you will be contacted to arrange pickup or delivery using the information you provide on the form.  This will be after then end of the school year, but please be assured we will get these books to you!

Please make checks payable to Escape Fiction Books.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this year’s Battle of the Books, please contact Becky Tei at 503-407-0882 or


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