Clubs and Events

Battle of the Books

Grades 5/6: 

1st and 3rd Mondays, 10th Period

Grades 7/8:

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10th Period

Battle of the Books (BOTB) is a regional competition in which students work in teams of 3-4 people to read and study a set of 8-10 novels over the course of several months. There is a set of 10 books for students in 5th and 6th grades, and a separate set of 8 books for 7th and 8th grade students. In order to practice for the competitions, students meet every other week to answer "Jeopardy-style" trivia questions. Once students have mastered their set of 10 books, they then will participate in competitions to demonstrate their knowledge of the books, first at the building level, followed by finalists moving on to the regional levels. During the 2018-2019 season, our 5/6 team won 3rd place in the regional competition, and our 7/8 team won 1st place in the regional competition.

Library Advisory Board

October 9, 2019

January 15, 2020

February 26, 2020

May 6, 2020

This year, the library will have a new student library advisory board with 10 members, including a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and liaisons to Student Council, Battle of the Books Club, and Chess and Graphic Novels Club.


Members of the board will have the following duties:

  1. Advise Ms. Regitano on book purchases for the library.

  2. Advise Ms. Regitano on ideas for programming/events for the library.

  3. Help plan, promote, and set up for special events, such as March Madness gift baskets, Scholastic Book Fairs, and author visits.


Board meetings will be held during 10th-period on four Wednesdays throughout the year, but members will be expected to assist the library with its special events throughout the school year.​


The 2019-2020 members of the library advisory board are Jahanna Donegan-Wurz, Hannah Freedman, Olivia Giocondo, Jeannie Gomez, Omari Gorden, Amilia Kelly, Michele LaTour, Brenna Liddell, Molly Pierce, Crystal Potekhin, Logan Rogers, Madison Rotter, K. R., Lucy Stump, and Taylor Velardi.

President: Jeannie Gomez

Vice President: Taylor Velardi

Treasurer: Lucy Stump

Secretary: Logan Rogers

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

May  11-15, 2019

Family Night 

Thursday, May 14 2019

4:00 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m.

Encourage your child to read books for fun by allowing them to choose the books they want to read! We’ll have a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level, along with many other items. Check out the link below to learn more about when your child's ELA class will be coming to the fair and about our family night!

Teen Book Festival

May 16, 2020

The Teen Book Festival ( is a free event where students have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite authors in person and listen to them discuss their books and writing processes.  This field trip will be open to Battle of the Books members and Library Advisory Board members. Check back for more information later this spring!

Wizardry Workshop

October 30, 2019

Sullivan Free Library

Your owl has arrived and your magical presence requested! Professors Regitano, Klucznik, and Carpenter are hosting a Wizardry Workshop for students in grades 5-12 at the public library! 

At this free event, students will enjoy an evening of coding with Kano wands, Harry Potter-themed snacks and trivia, and an opportunity to win prizes!

Harry Potter-themed costumes are encouraged but not required! Seating is limited, so sign up today! Registration closes on October 23, 2019. See Professor Regitano for any details.

Chittenango Middle School Library

1732 Fyler Road, Chittenango, NY 13037

(315) 687-2807


© 2019 by Jessica Regitano

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