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    Middle and High School
    Explore a budgeting simulation that teaches participants to prepare a usable budget and reinforces the value of creating one to track monthly income and expenses.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room
    Saturday, April 25, 1-2 p.m.
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  • High Tech Game Day

    Ages 10-16
    Come into the Library for pizza and play! Our main attraction is our Spheros: sphere-shaped robots we can program, control and race! Registration required.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room
    Tuesday, May 5, 1-3 p.m.
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  • T-Shirt Workshop

    Ages 10 and Up
    Make a fun T-shirt at the Library after school. We will have fabric markers, paints and other fun items to make your T-shirt unique. Registration required.
    Main Library Auditorium
    Friday, May 15, 4 p.m.
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Battle of the Books 2015

The 25th Annual Battle of the Books was a ton of fun! This was Miss Jennie's first experience with Battle, and she had a great time. There were so many great costumes to see and the enthusiasm in the room was amazing - especially the Wave in certain areas of the room after a correct answer!


Photos are available on Facebook. See anyone you recognize?


Check the Battle of the Books page for the winning teams and to check how your favorite team did in the questioning round!

Battle of the Books 2015
Money Smart Week 2015

Money Smart Teens!

Money Smart Week in April is a chance to brush up on your financial skills and prep for decisions you’ll have to make throughout your life. Join us for pizza and a fun seminar covering things like budgets and credit cards, setting a savings goal, and earmarking money for fun!


Registration is requested so that we will have enough pizza – and jelly beans! Wait, what do jelly beans have to do with anything? I don’t know – we’ll have to find out! For middle and high school students.


Saturday, April 25, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Downtown Farmington Branch


Free Comic Book Day 2015

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...

The first-ever Free Comic Book Day event at the Farmington Community Library!


Come dressed as your favorite superhero or supervillain (or incognito in street clothes) for an afternoon of comics, crafts, and crime fighting – and go home with a free comic, while supplies last! Bring the family – this is an all-ages program!


Saturday, May 2, 2:00-4:00 pm at the 12 Mile Main Branch


Can’t make the event? We’ll also have comics available at the downtown Farmington branch throughout the day – while supplies last!

Free Comic Book Day 2015
High Tech Game Day

High Tech Game Day

Got the day off from school? Come on into the library for pizza and play! We’ll have lunch, and then pull out games – everything from board games to console games. Our main attraction, though, is our Spheros: sphere-shaped robots we can program, control, and race!


Registration is required so that we will have enough food – and fun! Ages 10 and up are welcome.


Tuesday, May 5, 1:00-3:00 pm at the Downtown Farmington Branch


T-Shirt Workshop

Make your own cool, colorful, or crafty T-shirt for this summer! We’ll have fabric markers, paints, and more to make your T-shirt – or whatever other fabric you bring – unique. The design is up to you!


Here’s a helpful hint: make sure to wash your T-shirt before you bring it to the program!


Registration is required so that we will have supplies for all. Ages 10 and up are welcome.


Friday, May 15, 4:00-6:00 pm at the 12 Mile Main Branch

T-Shirt Workshop

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:

Questioning Round

1st Place: The Lord and Ladies of Readalot

2nd Place: Magical Marauders

3rd Place: Six Factions and Swords (tie)

Costume Contest

1st Place: Star Words: the Read-i Knights

2nd Place: Read or Alive

3rd Place: Swords


Full Lists of Results:

Alphabetical Listing

Listing by Rank


Battle of the Books Fact Sheet

Book List for 2015 Battle

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.

The deadline for this contest has been extended through Friday, February 6 at 6 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:  February 6, 2015, 6:00 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 Monday, May 18, 2015.

Winners will be notified mid-April.


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

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TAB Jan. 14, 2015 - Representatives from the Farmington Hills fire and police departments visited to say thank you for Operation Goody Bag - a program teen volunteers organized to show appreciation for the hard work of area public safety officers over the holidays.

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