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A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

June 1 – July 28


A Universe of Stories


We’ve got some great programs planned for this summer, and you’re invited to join us for any and all of them! Attending programs counts towards your reading goals, just as much as reading or listening to books! Every 5 hours you log earns you an entry in our weekly prize drawings; read and/or participate at least 30 hours this summer to be eligible for the grand prize drawings and the Teen Finale Party! Plus – we have an out-of-this-world prize for those who log at least 15 hours…

Register here to log your reading and activities this summer!

This year we have a community challenge! Last year, we cumulatively read 397,219 minutes, which equals 6,620 hours or 275.8 days. That means we read our way past Saturn (236.7 days from the Sun)! Do you think this year we can get past Uranus (1.3 years, or 683,280 minutes), or all the way to Neptune (2 years, or 1,051,200 minutes)?



Weekly Prizes

Weekly prizes include gift cards to local shops, ice cream, and book stores. Every 5 hours you log counts as an entry into the weekly drawings. You can only win one weekly prize. Winning a weekly prize will not affect your chances of winning a grand prize.

You’re-Halfway-There Prize

We have a little extra money this year, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, so by popular demand we are offering a special prize when you log 15 hours! What is it? Well, that’s top secret…

Grand Prizes

Grand prizes include a Family Fun Four Pack from Zap Zone Family Fun Center, a $100 Visa card, and a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Every 30 hours you log counts as an entry into the grand prize drawing. You can only win one grand prize.

After logging your first 30 hours, you will receive a voucher for a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair at the end of the summer (July 22-28) and an invitation to the Teen Finale Party on the evening of Friday, August 2. More details about the finale party will be on the invitation. We had a great time last year – can’t wait for you to join us this year!


Stay in Touch!

Did you know the Farmington Community Library Teen Scene now has dedicated social media accounts? Keep up to date on upcoming programs; see pictures from earlier events; get book, movie, and video game recommendations; ask questions; and more!

Like or follow these accounts for all the latest:


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Teen Creative Writing Contest

Teen Creative Writing Competition 2019

Ages 11-19


Calling all teen authors and poets! Showcase your work with Farmington Community Library’s annual Teen Creative Writing Competition!


Teens in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area are eligible to win prizes in different writing categories and age divisions. We hope that including the Teen Creative Writing Competition as part of Summer Reading will give teens more time to write, though submissions that were started during the school year will be accepted.


For more information, please check our Teen Creative Writing Competition page.


June 1 – July 28, 2019




Camp Half Blood

Who Are You? (And click here for the sites used for the program!)

Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament

Build a Constellation


Moon Heist

Summer Reading 2019
Fan Favorites

Fan Favorites

Ages 12-18


Do you support Steven Universe?

Are you gaga for Guardians of the Galaxy?

Do you dig Doctor Who?

Whatever your fandom, come geek out about it with crafts, trivia, and prizes!


Registration is requested.


Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Main Library – Auditorium


Game Day

All ages


Join us for a monthly Game day meet up hosted in collaboration with Oakland County Gamers. They’ll have volunteers on hand to help teach and play games of all types for any age and any level of experience! Explore our current board game collection or bring one to share.


Drop-in program; no registration needed.


Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

Game Day
Teen Finale Party

Teen Finale Party!


Teens who complete and log 30 hours of reading and participating this summer will receive an invitation to our teens-only Finale Party!


Last year’s party at Zap Zone was a blast! (You can see pictures here.) We want to say a huge thank you to Zap Zone for sponsoring the Teen Finales the past four years – and we are excited to announce that we have so many teens eligible to join us for the Teen Finale that we are now too big for Zap Zone’s facilities!


Therefore, this year’s Teen Finale Party will be a stellar after-hours lock-in at the Main Library!


Times and further party details will be available on your invitation.


Friday, August 2, evening
Main Library – Auditorium


Healthy U: Beat the Back-to-School Stress

Ages 12-18


Before you head back to school, come to this interactive presentation to learn to balance time management and prioritize tasks to help with your stress levels.


You’ll learn what to do when you’re stressed, prioritizing not procrastinating, and how to set realistic expectations.


Registration is requested.


Tuesday, August 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Farmington Branch – Meeting Room

Healthy U: Beat the Back-to-School Stress
Practice SAT Exam

Practice SAT Exam

Ages 12-18


Take a full-length practice SAT test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help build testing endurance and give a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. Upon registration your Revolution Prep liaison, Dan Carr, will schedule a score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, Dan will break down your score to understand areas of strength and weakness and develop a custom preparation plan.


Registration is required as space is limited.


Saturday, August 17, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
12 Mile Main Branch – Auditorium

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