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  • Teen Summer Reading Club: Unmask!

    June 6 - August 2
    Readers earn chances to win prizes and all participants who complete the program will receive a paperback book and a special superhero prize. Register at the Information Desk.
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  • Superhero Creation

    Ages 10 and up
    Help us decorate the Library this summer by creating superheroes with secret identities, catchphrases, backstories, costumes, superpowers and weaknesses.
    Farmington Branch Meeting Room
    Tuesday, June 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
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  • Hero Movie Marathon

    You can fill out a "Who Is Your Real-Life Hero?" form and make a fun craft between films. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Registration required.
    Main Library Auditorium: Wednesday, June 24
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  • Who Is Your Real-Life Hero?

    Fill out a form answering this question and hand it in at the Information Desk between June 6 and August 2. Your entry will be displayed in the Library and you will receive a small prize. Read More
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Summer Reading 2015

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!

   
Kona Ice

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!

 

You can find a list of the nominations here, and you can find more information (and maybe vote!) here.

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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.

Winners will be honored Monday, May 18, 2015.

 

2015 Winners

 

Fiction, 12-14 years

1st place

Margot's Tuesday by Melina Schaefer

 

2nd place

The Survey by Lila Watch

 

3rd place

Coming Home by Jubilee Wang

 

Honorable Mention

A Soldier's Sister by Grace Ho

   

Fiction, 15-19 years

1st place

Small Kindness by Robert Van Aartsen

 

2nd place

Camellia by Jalen White

 

3rd place

Art by Lorraine Furtado

 

Honorable Mention

He Would Have Given by Lisette Wittbrodt

Poetry, 12-14 years

1st place

Books by Abby Thomson

 

2nd place

New Penny Sky by Melina Schaefer

 

3rd place

Our World by Grace Ho

 

Honorable Mention

Show (The Difference Between "To" and "A") by Emily Eahrow

   

Poetry, 15-19 years

1st place

I Am Ariadne by Elizabeth Ho

 

2nd place

The Pressure of the Fleeting Moment by Sophia Jozwiak

 

3rd place

Lady Liberty is Not for Me by Megan Haase

 

Honorable Mention

Only Once -- After Jaroslav Seifert by Madeline Loniewski

     

Criteria

 

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.

 

Categories

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

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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: Merry.Tacy@farmlib.org

Jennie Willard: Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org



Teen Librarians


Merry Beth Tacy

Young Adult Librarian – Main Library

32737 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334

248.553.6870

Email: Merry.Tacy@farmlib.org

Jennie Willard

Young Adult Librarian – Farmington Branch

23500 Liberty Street Farmington, MI 48335

248.553.6264

Email: Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org