• Teen Scene

    Welcome to the Teen Scene - the Home for Young Adult Resources and Activities at the Farmington Community Library
  • Family Picnic Movie Night

    Frozen (PG, 102 min.)
    Bring your blanket and picnic dinner, and enjoy this family favorite.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Monday, Dec.29, 6:30 p.m.
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  • Operation GOODY Bag

    Help kids and families decorate goody bags for our local first responders and then fill them with treats.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room: Saturday, Jan. 3
    2:00-5:30 p.m.
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Teen Scene

  • News!
  • Book Reviews
  • Battle of the Books
  • Creative Writing Competition
  • Teen Advisory Board

What's new?  What's going on?  Get up-to-date Teen Scene info here!


Operation Goody Bag


Looking for volunteer hours?  High school students can volunteer to help with Operation Goody Bag on Saturday, January 3 at the downtown Farmington branch. From 2-4 p.m., we will help kids and families decorate bags for our local firefighters, police officers, and EMTs who helped keep us safe over the holidays.  From 4-5:30, we will stuff the bags full of treats (candy, cookies, chips, etc) to be delivered to the downtown Farmington Public Safety station and to the Farmington Hills police and fire stations.  Please sign up in advance by filling out the form on our Volunteer page here, or talk to Merry Beth (Farmington Hills branch) or Jennie (Farmington branch) next time you stop in!

You can also bring your family to join in decorating the goody bags between 2-4 p.m.; this won't count for volunteer hours, but it will still be a lot of fun - and a good way to say thanks for all the good things we had over the holidays.


Battle of the Books

Love good books?  Love competitions?  Get in on the Battle of the Books this Spring!

Registration begins in February; you can find all the details here on the Battle of the Books tab.  Grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to compete!



Unmask! - Summer Reading 2015

This year, we have an exciting summer reading topic: heroes!  Heroes can be real or fictional, in a book or in a movie (or both!)  They can leap tall buildings in a single bound, or simply say something nice when we are having a bad day.  You can be a hero at your library this summer - help us plan the most heroic summer reading program ever!

Looking for a good book, movie, or video game?  Browse our recommended reads, compiled by members of the Teen Advisory Board!  Click on one of the images below for a quick look at the related review, or access them all through the Book Review blog!

Please note: these are honest reviews from Farmington Community Library teens, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of staff.

Battle of the Books, 2015

Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and to give recognition to those who like to read. It is organized by the Young Adult Department of the Farmington Community Library and sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library. Team members read from a selected list of books and then participate in a battle where they compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books. Although there will be one team that eventually wins first place, we believe that everyone who takes part is a winner. Click on the links below for more information.

Battle of the Books 2015 registration will begin in February 2015. We'll post the updated battle books list then!

Battle of the Books Fact Sheet

Battle of the books Team Registration Form

Battle of the Books Booklist

Sponsored by Suzanne Sloat and Ray Okonski

Seventh through 12th-graders in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area
are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions.

Submissions for this contest will be accepted from:

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9 a.m. to Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9 p.m.




Age Divisions

Ages 12-14 and 15-19

All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 7th -12th grade, public, private or parochial schools are eligible.



Fiction: 1-7 pages, typed. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and a total invention.

  • For both age groups, create a work of fiction of your choice.

Poetry: 3-100 lines, typed. A piece of literature written in rhythm and/or rhyme.

  • For both age groups, create a work of poetry of your choice.

Judges will consider these qualifications when reviewing submissions:

originality; grammatical correctness and spelling; organization; word choice, imagery


Submission Requirements:

  • *12 point font   *Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial font  
  • *Double-spaced   
  • *No graphics or specialty fonts
  • *Work must be original to the entrant  
  • *No previously published works accepted   
  • *1 work per category accepted
  • *Please do not include name on submission, only the title should be on work to preserve anonymity in judging
  •  *You must submit your work through e-mail

All submissions due:  January 5, 2015, 9:00 p.m.



Prizes will be awarded in each category for each age division

First Place: $100   Second Place:  $75   Third Place:  $50

Winners will be honored April 20, 2015


Submit your work today! 

For more information contact:

Merry Beth Tacy (Main Library) at (248) 553-6870

or Jennie Willard (Farmington Branch) at (248) 553-6264

Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski and Suzanne Sloat.


Click here for last year's winners.

Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity for teens to volunteer their time to the Library. Board members express views on books, movies, and music. Members are also instrumental in planning programming for teens at the Farmington Community Library as well as performing other volunteer tasks. Membership on the Farmington Community Library’s Teen Board can also be used toward student volunteering requirements.

In past years we worked on writing and filming a short video on all the Library has to offer. The video featured members of our current Teen Advisory Board.

Our meetings are held every other month from September thru May.

If you would like to become a member contact Merry Beth or Jennie (see e-mails below). Or stop in the Library for an application form.

Merry Beth Tacy:

Jennie Willard:

Teen Librarians

Merry Beth Tacy

Young Adult Librarian – Main Library

32737 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334



Jennie Willard

Young Adult Librarian – Farmington Branch

23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335




Both Branches of the Farmington Community Library will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24
and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas Holiday.