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- Book Reviews
- Battle of the Books
- Creative Writing Competition
- Teen Advisory Board
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Summer Reading 2015
Summer starts soon - and that means Summer Reading! Keep an eye on this page for a list of upcoming events, links to register, and details on how to win some awesome prizes this summer!
Our theme this year is Superheroes, and we sure hope you'll join us in showcasing superheroes both famous and hometown - including you!
Summer Reading Starts with Kona Ice!
Celebrate the last day of school with a delicious treat!
Stop by the downtown Farmington Branch after school on Friday, June 12 to register for Summer Reading and receive a free Kona Ice! Look for the Kona Ice Truck in front of the Library branch!
Thank you to our generous anonymous donor!
Friday, June 12, noon -1:30 pm at the downtown Farmington Branch
2015 Top Ten Teen Books Nominees
Every year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) asks for nominations for the best books of the previous year. Now through October, teens across the country will read the nominated books and vote for their favorites. In October, YALSA will announce the top ten books for teens, as selected by teens!
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.
This year's Battle was on Monday, April 13, at 7 pm at the William Costick Activities Center.
Photos are available on Facebook.
This year's winners are:
1st Place: The Lord and Ladies of Readalot
2nd Place: Magical Marauders
3rd Place: Six Factions and Swords (tie)
1st Place: Star Words: the Read-i Knights
2nd Place: Read or Alive
3rd Place: Swords
Full Lists of Results:
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.
Winners will be honored Monday, May 18, 2015.
Fiction, 12-14 years
Margot's Tuesday by Melina Schaefer
The Survey by Lila Watch
Coming Home by Jubilee Wang
A Soldier's Sister by Grace Ho
Fiction, 15-19 years
Small Kindness by Robert Van Aartsen
Camellia by Jalen White
Art by Lorraine Furtado
He Would Have Given by Lisette Wittbrodt
Poetry, 12-14 years
Books by Abby Thomson
New Penny Sky by Melina Schaefer
Our World by Grace Ho
Show (The Difference Between "To" and "A") by Emily Eahrow
Poetry, 15-19 years
I Am Ariadne by Elizabeth Ho
The Pressure of the Fleeting Moment by Sophia Jozwiak
Lady Liberty is Not for Me by Megan Haase
Only Once -- After Jaroslav Seifert by Madeline Loniewski
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 considered these qualifications when reviewing submissions:
originality; grammatical correctness and spelling; organization; word choice, imagery
Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski and Suzanne Sloat.
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: Merry.Tacy@farmlib.org
Jennie Willard: Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org
Young Adult Librarian – Main Library
32737 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Young Adult Librarian – Farmington Branch
23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335