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Battle of the books Iowa High School Battle of the Books

High school students from across the state of Iowa are invited to participate in the Iowa High School Battle of the Books. Form a team of up to 6 students in grades 9-12, talk to Mrs. Wirtz (AHS Teacher Librarian and the coach for all AHS teams) and read the books!

For the 2020-21 school year, we have two Battle of the Books teams. Our first team, All Booked, is a team of seniors who finished 4th overall last year. Our second team, FBI (Friends with Book Intelligence), is a team of juniors/sophomores who also participated last year and finished strong. We are looking forward to another great showing by our teams.

Click here for information about Battle of the Books.

Bagels and Books AHS

Books and Bagels Goes Virtual

If you are interested in joining Books & Bagels, fill out this form to get reminder emails and the Zoom link for the meetings.

Books and Bagels is a joint project between Ankeny High School and Kirkendall Public Library. For the 2021-22 school year, we will be meeting in person. We will meet the first Friday of each month from 7:45-8:15am in the AHS Media Center.

During our meetings, students visit with others about the books they are reading. We do not require everyone to read the same book. Rather, we share with each other and help build each other’s TBR list! Teagan, the YA Librarian from Kirkendall Public Library will bring bagels for us to share together while we discuss books.

GoodReads: A fabulous app to track what you’ve read and what you want to read! Follow friends to see what they’re reading, read reviews, and join the reading challenge!

IASL Book AwardsIowa High School Book Award

Read at least two books from this list and you are qualified to vote in the Spring for the winner! For more information about the Iowa High School Book Award, please visit their website.

View book trailers for the Iowa High School Book Awards here.