The Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees will meet for a Study Session on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held electronically. To join, please follow these instructions.

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Upcoming Programs

On-Your-Own Programs





Missed the pictures from our last few programs? You can see them here:

Teen Summer Reading Finale Party


Show (P)up for Shelter Pets

Healthy U: Cooking with Chive Kitchen

Wildlife Safari


Book Art!


Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party


Battle of the Books


Spring Scavenger Hunt


Warm Wraps, Warm Hearts


Operation Goodybag 2021


Healthy U: Cyber Safety



Featured Resources

Vidcode   Teen Reader's Advisory



Miss our Super Pros coding club? Vidcode is offering a fun alternative!


Learn JavaScript with fun interactive projects and drop-in working sessions on Tuesday afternoons!


For more information, and to sign up, go to


Your (Virtual) Teen Librarian


Sometimes it’s hard to find your next great read. Let Miss Jennie and Miss Rebecca help you with your search!


Fill out the form here, and we’ll either put a selection of books on hold for you to pick up, or send you a list of suggested reading – whichever you’d prefer!


For more programs on your own schedule, visit our On-Your-Own Programs archive!


Upcoming Programs

Legends & Libraries @ FCL

Teens and Adults


Interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons, Forgotten Realms, and other RPGs?


Join our Legends & Libraries @ FCL Discord channel! Tips, tricks, and online campaigns!


To join the Discord channel, send an email to


Wednesdays, September 1 & 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Legends & Libraries @ FCL
Teen Creative Writing Contest

Teen Creative Writing Competition 2021

Ages 11-19


We received some amazing entries for this year’s Competition!


Please join us Sunday, September 12 for the awards ceremony honoring this year’s winning poets and authors. They will read their work aloud – and we will cheer!


Sunday, September 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Auditorium


Books & Bites

Ages 10-16


Do you love books? Do you love snacks? Do you love books AND snacks? Join Miss Rebecca and bring your favorite snack along while we talk about a different book every month! Meet together with other readers to discuss some fun books! Check out the book, read it on your own, and then join the book discussion to share what you thought.


Our September title is: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
(This is the last book in the Percy Jackson series; what will we read next? You decide!)


Pick up a copy from either branch, or access an ebook through Hoopla. If you’ve never used Hoopla before and need help, just let us know!


This month we will be meeting in person, outside at the Liberty Street Branch! Please bring a blanket or chair as we’ll be sitting in the grass out front of the library. Also feel free to bring a snack! If the weather is going to be bad that evening we will switch back to Zoom format. Please register so we can contact you about any changes due to the weather!


Thursday, September 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Outdoors

Books & Bites
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Middle and High School students


Calling all teens (grades 6-12) who are willing to help plan programs for their peers, step up social media interaction, and make the teen areas of the two branches the best they can be. This is a great opportunity for volunteer hours as well as learning skills that will be useful in the future. Oh, and we’re also pretty sure it will be fun…


Fall is coming! What would you like to do, learn, or experience as the leaves fall?


Registration is requested so that we know who’s coming, but drop-ins are welcome. This month we will be meeting in person, outside at the Liberty Street Branch! Please bring a blanket or chair as we’ll be sitting in the grass out front of the library. If the weather is going to be bad that evening we will send out an email with more details.


Monday, September 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Outdoors


Library Olympics!

Ages 10-16


Keep the summer – and this year’s Olympics! – going a little longer with this after-hours quirky competition! We’ll put bodies, minds, and teamwork skills to the test in library- and Olympics-inspired events.


Please wear a mask and shoes you can run in! We are offering fewer spots in this event for better social distancing.


Do YOU have what it takes to take a medal in the Library Olympics?


Registration is required as space is limited.


For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Adults, please plan on picking up your t(w)eens at the parking lot door at 8:30 p.m.


Friday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch

Library Olympics
Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Ages 10-18


Happy fall! Help us decorate the Library for the season, and maybe win a prize too!


Pick up your pumpkin Oct. 1-3. Have fun decorating it, and return it to the Library by October 15. Pumpkins will be displayed through October 31 at the 12 Mile location for viewing and voting via an online form. Winners will be announced at our Hallo(t/w)een party on October 29!




Do not carve or puncture your pumpkin; we want them to last all month! Glue, tape, and paint are all acceptable.

Give your work of art a name! We will use this to help with voting.

Every person can only vote once. Voting will be held using an online form that can be accessed both within and outside the Library.

Details for picking up and returning your pumpkin will be emailed at the end of September.


Registration is required so that we can buy enough pumpkins for everyone!


Starts October 1



Teens’ Top Ten


There are a lot of great awards out there for books, but the Teens’ Top Ten is the only exclusively teen-driven award! Teen book groups select a list of 25 great books from the previous year, and then teens around the country – including you! – vote for which books should make it to the Top Ten.


The list is now available. Most books are available in-library or through our online resources: CloudLibrary, Hoopla, and Overdrive. Vote now through October 15!

Teens' Top Ten Award

FCL is fine-free!


The Farmington Community Library is no longer charging overdue fines! If you need to keep a book or movie a few extra days, or you can’t get to the Library right on time, that’s absolutely okay; we won’t charge you. We just want the book or item back so someone else can enjoy it!


Please don’t feel like you have to hurry to return things, especially if you or any member of your household is feeling unwell. We’d like to keep everyone as healthy as possible!


For more information on FCL’s Fine-Free Policy, visit our information page.


Digital Delights


Don’t forget that we have lots of online resources available! We have e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming media, and e-magazines available 24\7. You can find a list of our available apps at And if you’re in the mood to learn things, check out Gale Courses and all of our great databases! A Farmington Community Library card is needed to access all digital materials; if you have a card with a different library, check their website for similar resources!

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