Approximately 90 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders have been reading books this school year in preparation for Battle of the Books competitions. Thanks to a generous donation from the Polk City Women, the students have had multiple copies of many of the books from their competition’s list. Thirty-two fifth-graders will be competing at Ames Middle School on Thursday, March 6. Seven sixth-graders will also be competing in Ames on Thursday, April 3. Ames Public Library is hosting the competition for area schools. Approximately 50 North Polk fourth-graders will compete in Polk City on Friday, May 2. The Polk City Library and Vivian Schwab are organizing this event.