The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- 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!
Summer Reading 2015
June 6 - August 2
This summer, show your superhero side at the library with great programs, prizes for reading, and volunteer opportunities!
Register online here or at your favorite branch's Information Desk. Complete at least one reading log (30 hours each) to earn chances at prizes like gift cards to the Farmington Civic Theater, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Twelve Oaks Mall, Target, Dairy Queen, and more! Plus, all participants who complete the program will receive a paperback book and a special superhero prize – an invitation to our end of summer party!
Registration for all programs listed below begins on Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Click on images for registration information. Please pay attention to ages listed when considering attending each program. The reading and prizes portion is for teens who have completed 7th through 12th grades this June.
Get Carded @ Your Library
Show your Library card to a staff member at either branch’s Information Desk and receive a small prize. Yes, it’s that simple!
One prize per day. June 6 - August 2
Fill out a form answering this question, and then hand it in at either Information Desk by Aug 2. Your entry will be displayed in the Library, and you’ll receive a small prize.
One prize per day. June 6 - August 2
Dungeons and Dragons provided, otherwise BYOBG (bring your own board game).
Saturdays: June 13, July 11, August 8, 2:00-5:00 pm 12 Mile Main Branch, Conference Room A
Superhero Crafts and Maker Crafts Workshop
Ages 10 and up
Bring your imagination - we'll supply the materials!
Registration is required.
Tuesday, July 15, 2:00-3:30 pm 12 Mile Main Branch, Auditorium
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
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
@ Farmington Community Library's Downtown Farmington Branch
We know many of you need to earn volunteer hours before you graduate. Below you'll find a list of our upcoming volunteer opportunities for teens at the downtown Farmington Branch Library (23500 Liberty Street).
Contact Miss Jennie at (248) 553-6264 or Jennifer.Willard@farmlib.org to sign up for a volunteer shift. All volunteers need to fill out a volunteer application before requesting a shift. You will be assigned one shift to begin; additional shifts will depend on need and proven ability.
For volunteer opportunities at the Farmington Hills Branch Library (32737 W. 12 Mile), please contact the Children's Department in person or by phone at (248) 848-4315.
Time and Hours
|Tuesday, June 16, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead: Science||1:45-3:45 pm, 2 hours||10||Elana B. Kailey A. Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open|
|Friday, June 19, 2015||Craft Supplies Prep for Superheroes Give Back||3-4 pm, 1 hour||2||Willow E. Kailey A.|
|Monday, June 22, 2015||Craft Supplies Prep for Superheroes Give Back||2:30-3:30 pm, 1 hour||2||Elana B. Lauren B.|
|Tuesday, June 23, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead: Math||1:45-3:45 pm, 2 hours||4||Sydney C. Sravan B. Gayatri K. Natalie H.|
|Wednesday, June 24, 2015||Craft Supplies Prep for Superheroes Give Back||2:30-3:30 pm, 1 hour||2||Closed Closed|
|Tuesday, June 30, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead: Building/Architecture||1:45-3:45 pm, 2 hours||2||Natalie H. Smriti P. Sravan B.|
|Tuesday, July 7, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead: Science/Technology||1:45-3:45, 2 hours||2||Willow E. Kailey A.|
|Wednesday, July 8, 2015||Superheroes Give Back Craft Lead||1:45-4:15 pm, 2.5 hours||3||Willow E. Natalie H. Smriti P.|
|Friday, July 10, 2015||Superheroes Give Back Craft Lead||1:45-4:15 pm, 2.5 hours||3||Willow E. Natalie H. Smriti P.|
|Tuesday, July 14, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead: Music||1:45-3:45, 2 hours||6||Sravan B. Willow E. Natalie H. Smriti P. Open Open|
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