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!
Teen Summer Reading Finale Party
Summer Reading is officially over, but boy what a great time we had! Teens who completed at least one reading log were invited to join Merry Beth and Jennie at Zap Zone for pizza, laser tag, go-carts, and more, and a great group showed up!
Thank you to Zap Zone for graciously donating the space, events, and food for the party! And thank you to everyone who participated in Summer Reading, and especially those of you who came to the Finale and made it a success!
Take a look! You can find photos here. What do you think, gang, same time same place next year?
Afterhours MinecraftMinecraft @ Your Library
Participants must have their own Minecraft account and will each get 2 hours of gaming in Survival Mode on the Library's own Minecraft server.
If you do not have a Minecraft account for the PC and would still like to participate, please contact Michael Shereda at (248) 848-4310.
Registration is required, as space is limited. Plus, pizza will be served! Please be aware that this is an after-hours program. Ages 10 and up are invited.
Friday, September 18, 6:30-8:30 pm at the 12 Mile Main Branch
Survive Like a Pirate
Yar! You've seen the movies, you've read the books - now challenge yourself to survive like the heroes of your favorite pirate movies and dystopian novels!
Stop by the Information Desk at the downtown Farmington Branch to pick up your first clue - and then pick the right answers to find your way to the hidden treasure!
Pirate attire is welcome! No registration needed.
Saturday, September 19, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at the downtown Farmington branch
2015-2016 Teen Creative Writing Competition
Calling all authors and poets!
The 2015-2016 Teen Creative Writing Competition begins on Monday, September 21! Teens ages 12-19 are invited to showcase their original poetry and short stories (and maybe win prizes!) by submitting their work to the Library between September 21 and February 16. More information is available on the Teen Creative Writing Competition tab.
We look forward to receiving and recognizing your creative works!
Prizes are generously supplied by Ray Okonski.
Movie Night @ the Library: Cinderella
We're showing the latest version of Cinderella - directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, and more!
Refreshments will be served; please register so we will have enough!
Wednesday, September 30, 6:00-8:00 pm at the 12 Mile Main Branch
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 Ray Okonski
Calling all teen authors and poets! Showcase your work with Farmington Community Library's annual Teen Creative Writing Competition!
Seventh through 12th-graders in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions.
September 21, 2015 - February 14, 2016
Ages 12-14 andAges 15-19
All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills in 7th -12th grade in 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.
*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 the online link below
Judges will consider these qualifications when reviewing submissions:
OriginalityGrammatical correctness and spellingOrganizationWord choiceImagery
All submissions are due by February 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded in each category for each age division:
First Place: $100Second Place: $75Third Place: $50
Winners will be honored with a ceremony at the Farmington Hills Main Branch on 12 Mile Road.
Winners will be notified mid-April.
Contest submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, September 21, 2015.
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.
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.
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
|Wednesday, September 16, 2015||Teen Advisory Board @ Main Branch on 12 Mile Rd||3:30-4:30 pm, 1 hour||Everyone!||Open|
|Saturday, September 19, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead||10:45 am - 12:15 pm, 1.5 hours||1||Open|
|Saturday, October 10, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead||10:45 am - 12:15 pm, 1.5 hours||1||Open|
|Monday, October 12, 2015||Children's Program Special Guest (Costume!)||7:00-8:00 pm, 1 hour||1||Open|
|Saturday, November 14, 2015||Full STREAM Ahead||10:45 am - 12:15 pm, 1.5 hours||1||Open|
|Wednesday, November 18, 2015||Teen Advisory Board @ downtown Farmington Branch||3:30-4:30 pm, 1 hour||Everyone!||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