Way To Go Team Finkelstein!!

3rd Place Winners of

Teen Battle of the Books 2023

To Dianne
and Jaimie This Year's 3rd Place Winners of the 16th Annual RCLS Battle of The Books

The Battle of the Books is a library system wide competition. Teens join their library’s team and read 8 books to prepare for the college-bowl style trivia competition.


Battle Team (L-R)
Berthange Valsaint 
Miyahna Lafontant
Carla Lafontant 
Gia Vincent
Samaya Christophe 
Arsheen Sethi
Nicholas Tessono
Bernice Valsaint
Rosezlia Christophe
Jaimie A. Albanese, Teen Librarian (coach, not pictured)
Dianne Aimone, Youth Services Assistant Department Head (coach, not pictured)

This year’s competition

was held in-person

on the SUNY Orange campus

in Middletown NY. 

Finkelstein Memorial Library

was one of the 9

system wide library teams who participated.