Beginning Monday, August 10, MeLCat (interlibrary loan) will be activated for Farmington Community Library patrons to begin borrowing materials from other libraries. Read more details...

Curbside pickup is now available. The Library's curbside and phone reference service hours are Monday and Tuesdays 1-6pm and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9-2pm. In order to facilitate a seamless experience and reduced wait times, please place your items on hold ahead of time, wait for the notice that your item is ready before coming to the building, and text or call the posted phone numbers when you arrive. For more information, please read the details of our phased reopening.

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  • Updated Kids' Page

    Updated Kids' Page

    Come take a look at our freshly updated Kids' Page! You'll find information on Summer Reading, Story Times, programs, and more. Read More
  • Participating in Virtual Events

    Participating in Virtual Events

    Until further notice, all events will be accessible virtually, on the Library’s Zoom, Facebook, or YouTube channel. In order to attend Zoom events, you must register to the event on our event calendar and you will be emailed the meeting ID and password. Recorded events posted on Facebook and Facebook Read More
  • Body Safety

    Body Safety

    Ages 3-5 with parents
    Empower kids to "be the boss" of their own bodies and teach them how to protect themselves in different situations. This program is being presented by Care House of Oakland County. Registration required.
    Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. Read More
  • Berlin: History and Highlights of a Great City

    Berlin: History and Highlights of a Great City

    Berlin has been called edgy, poor (financially), rich (culturally), liberal, exciting, historical, international and never-ending. Mariya Fogarasi spent ten years in this capital and will focus on highlights of a city which marked the 75th anniversary of its WWII capitulation. Registration required.
    Tuesday, August 18, 7 p.m. Read More
  • Trivia Night

    Trivia Night

    There will be two rounds of 20 questions. Round one is general trivia. Round two is themed. Trivia Nights take place online using Zoom videoconferencing and the game is played using Kahoot! Registration required.
    Tuesday, August 18, 7 p.m. Read More
  • Legends & Libraries @ FCL

    Legends & Libraries @ FCL

    For Adult and Teens in our Discord
    See what we have in store this week with Legends & Libraries @ FCL! Each session focuses on different topics, like playing one-shots, learning how to DM, or comparing different RPGs. To get the Discord link, email teen.scene@farmlib.org
    Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. Read More
  • Virtual Family Fun in Riley Park - Randy Kaplan

    Virtual Family Fun in Riley Park - Randy Kaplan

    Join us for Virtual Family Fun in Riley Park! Randy blends pop, funk, jazz, hip hop and storytelling for one enjoyable evening. Get the cloud juice ready! This program will be streamed on our Facebook page.
    Wednesday, August 19, 7 p.m. Read More
  • Zoom ESL Conversation Session

    Zoom ESL Conversation Session

    Regular Monday, Tuesday, and Friday ESL Conversation groups now held through Zoom. Contact Jill O'Hara at jill.o'hara@farmlib.org if you wish to participate. You must email Jill to receive Zoom meeting ID and password.
    Mondays at 6:30, Tuesdays at 1:30, and Fridays at 10:30 Read More
  • Remote Library Cards

    Remote Library Cards

    No Library Card? No problem! Fill out the online application and you will be issued a Library Card number via email.
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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    You can now access Ancestry Library Edition free from home! We have worked with Proquest to provide at-home access to Ancestry Library Edition while the Library is closed. Read More
  • CloudLibrary

    CloudLibrary

    CloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read and listen to. CloudLibrary has an extensive collection of over 100,000 copies of e-books and e-audiobooks. Read More
  • Foundation Directory Online

    Foundation Directory Online

    The Foundation Directory Online is temporary available from home! The Foundation Directory provides the most comprehensive database of over 180,000 grantmakers and over 9.5 million recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders. Read More
  • Hoopla

    Hoopla

    Borrow movies, music, e-audiobooks, e-books, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Read More
  • Libby/Overdrive

    Libby/Overdrive

    Check out e-books and e-audiobooks on your smartphone or mobile device! Read More
  • RBDigital

    RBDigital

    Full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops and mobile devices. Read More
  • Virtual Opportunities for Education and Fun

    Virtual Opportunities for Education and Fun

    Links to virtual opportunities for education and fun while you spend time at home. Read More
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Library Board News

Library Board of Trustees Seeking Members

The Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill vacancies for the City of Farmington and City of Farmington Hills. Interested parties for the City of Farmington can fill out an application available on the city website. Interested parties for the City of Farmington Hills can follow these instructions.

Communication from Board to Staff — July 18, 2020

Informal Communication between FCL President White, FCL Vice President Bill Largent and Staff — July 8, 2020

Message from the FCL Board of Trustees — April 27, 2020

What’s New and Notable

Library Link of the Day

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers Library card-holders access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently employed at universities around the country, with continuous enrollment dates starting every 4 weeks. The next session begins August 12.

The Library is temporarily closed, but your Digital Library is always open! Take advantage of the many digital offerings that are accessible remotely. We will be featuring a new resource every day. Check back daily for updates!


Farmington Community Library Wins Three 2020 PR Xchange Awards

The 2020 PR Xchange Award Winners were announced earlier this July, and FCL won three awards. Our submissions were for Children’s Summer events 2019, Everyone’s Reading 2019, and Comic-Con 2019; and they fall under the categories External Communications, Reading Programs, and Special Events and Exhibitions.

View the complete listing of this year’s winners here.

The annual PR Xchange Awards recognize the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Entries are evaluated on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in public relations, graphic design, communications, and marketing, who select the winner(s) in each category. The program is managed by the PR Xchange Committee, part of the LLAMA Marketing and Communications Community of Practice.”

Book Sizzle

Check out some of our newest titles! Sign up for our weekly (every Friday) BOOK SIZZLE newsletter for these New and Notable title links, best seller lists, talked about books on air, author and book award highlights and reading suggestions for what’s going on this week! To see the current issue of Book Sizzle click here.

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