The Library Board of the Farmington Community Library will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, October 27 2020 at 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be held electronically. To attend, please follow these instructions.

Welcome back! We have missed you! The Library is now in Phase 4 of our Reopening Plan. Library hours are Monday 12-7, Tuesday 12-6, Thursday 12-7, Friday 12-6, and Saturday 9-3. We will be closed to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays. Patrons may browse collections, ask for reference assistance, pick up holds, renew or apply for a Library card, and use self-checkout stations with a library card or scannable digital version. Curbside service will remain open. For computer appointments, please call the Library during open hours. Please continue to use the outdoor book drops to return your items. For more information, read the details of our phased reopening.

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  • Michigan Library Appreciation Month

    Michigan Library Appreciation Month

    Michigan Library Appreciation Month is a great time to visit the Farmington Community Library for access to free books, movies, music and more! Show your support of Michigan libraries and all they do to serve their communities during uncertain times. Read More
  • Community Sings with Matt Watroba

    Community Sings with Matt Watroba

    Matt Watroba will lead you and your family in an evening of song. Sing along, suggest a song to share, or just listen. Registration requested.
    Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m. Read More
  • Legends & Libraries @ FCL

    Legends & Libraries @ FCL

    For Adult and Teens in our Discord
    This session is one week late, so that we can have a spooooky Halloween-themed one-shot! Each session focuses on different topics, like playing one-shots, learning how to DM, or comparing different RPGs.
    Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. Read More
  • Grand Raven Victorian Story Walk

    Grand Raven Victorian Story Walk

    Join fellow lovers of the macabre as we haunt the streets of Farmington. We'll wind our way through town listening to a recitation of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Victorian/macabre attire strongly encouraged! Registration is limited.
    Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m. Read More
  • Zoom ESL Conversation Session

    Zoom ESL Conversation Session

    Regular Monday, and Tuesday ESL Conversation groups now held through Zoom. Contact Jill O'Hara at jill.o' if you wish to participate. You must email Jill to receive Zoom meeting ID and password.
    Mondays at 6:30 and Tuesdays at 1:30 Read More
  • FCL Goes Fine-Free!

    FCL Goes Fine-Free!

    FCL is now fine free. We no longer charge overdue fines on late items. ​This ensures that all people have equitable access to library books and materials. More information can be found here. Read More
  • New Children's Newsletters

    New Children's Newsletters

    Introducing newsletters full of tailored content for your family! Sign up to discover events, digital resources, and parent tips based on the age of your child. The first newsletter will cover ages zero to five, and the second newsletter will cover children in kindergarten through fifth grade. 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
  • 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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Library News

Phase 4: Improving Library Services Begins October 12

We would like to thank you for your patience over the past few months as we have transitioned through the first three phases of our Reopening Protocol. We are excited to announce that beginning Monday, October 12 the Farmington Community Library will move into Phase 4 of our Reopening Protocol. During this phase access to public computers and equipment will resume. However, study rooms, meeting rooms, and in-person programs will be made available in the next phase. At this time, library hours will expand to Monday 12-7, Tuesday 12-6, Thursday 12-7, Friday 12-6, and Saturday 9-3. We look forward to reopening library services with a focus on safety, service, and compliance for the health and safety of both staff and patrons. Read more…

League of Women Voters Voter Guides

Copies of the League of Women Voters Oakland Area election guide are now available at both locations. Pick up your copy in the building or request one via curbside pickup. A downloadable version of the guide is available at Or enter your street address at to find your polling place and customized information about local races.

In Memory of Maureen Baugh

Our hearts are heavy as we share that Adult Librarian, Maureen Baugh, unexpectedly passed away on September 21. Maureen has been a part of the FCL family since 1984, working in virtually every department of the library, and touching countless lives. She was overwhelmingly kind, dedicated, and strong in spirit. She loved this library and this community, and we can’t imagine it without her.

A memorial contribution in honor of Maureen may be made to: LifeCare Christian Center, 33300 Warren Road – Suite 17, Westland, Michigan 48185, or Farmington Community Library, 32737 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. If writing a check, please place her name “Maureen Baugh” in the memo. In addition, donations may be made to Little Free Library.

Library Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

On behalf of the Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees, the Farmington Community Library welcomes three new board members: Danette Duron-Willner, Michele Kelly, and Megan Stryd. Please join us in welcoming these new board members.

FCL Assessment Report — Pepper Consulting Group

Communication from Board President and Vice-President — August 10, 2020

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

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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