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    View the movie and enjoy light refreshments.
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Teen Scene

  • Book Reviews
  • Battle of the Books
  • Creative Writing Competition
  • Teen Advisory Board
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Book Reviews are submitted by members of the Teen Advisory Board to the Book Review blog and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of staff. Currently showing the most recent reviews, to read more visit the blog.

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* 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 Kevin Yezbick (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. 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. Our meetings are held every other month from September thru May.

Merry Beth Tacy:

Jennie Willard:

Merry Beth Tacy

Young Adult Librarian Main Library 32737 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 248.553.6870 Email:  

Jennie Willard

Young Adult Librarian Farmington Branch 23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335 248.553.6264 Email:

Both Branches of the Library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. and
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.