Welcome back! We have missed you! The Library is now open with limited access. The hours are 12:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday. We will be closed to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays. Patrons may browse collections, ask for reference assistance, pick up holds, renew or apply for a Library card, and use self-checkout stations with a library card or scannable digital version. Curbside service will remain open. Please continue to use the outdoor book drops to return your items. For more information, please read the details of our phased reopening.

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  • Lasso Up Library Card Sign-up Month 2020

    Lasso Up Library Card Sign-up Month 2020

    Do you have a library card? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Check out our website to learn how you can access movies, e-books, video games and much more. Read More
  • FCL Goes Fine-Free!

    FCL Goes Fine-Free!

    FCL is now fine free. We no longer charge overdue fines on late items. ​This ensures that all people have equitable access to library books and materials. More information can be found here. Read More
  • Participating in Virtual Events

    Participating in Virtual Events

    Until further notice, all events will be accessible virtually, on the Library’s Zoom, Facebook, or YouTube channel. In order to attend Zoom events, you must register to the event on our event calendar and you will be emailed the meeting ID and password. Recorded events posted on Facebook and Facebook Read More
  • New Children's Newsletters

    New Children's Newsletters

    Introducing newsletters full of tailored content for your family! Sign up to discover events, digital resources, and parent tips based on the age of your child. The first newsletter will cover ages zero to five, and the second newsletter will cover children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Read More
  • Community Sings with Matt Watroba

    Community Sings with Matt Watroba

    Matt Watroba will lead you and your family in an evening of song. Sing along, suggest a song to share, or just listen. Community Sings will take place online using Zoom. Registration required.
    Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m. Read More
  • Legends & Libraries @ FCL

    Legends & Libraries @ FCL

    For Adult and Teens in our Discord. To get the Discord link, email teen.scene@farmlib.org.
    Each session focuses on different topics, like playing one-shots, learning how to DM, or comparing different RPGs.
    Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m. Read More
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    Michigan Haunts

    Michigan has always been a region of mystery. Co-authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen explore Michigan’s most haunted places in their latest book, Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces. Join us for a spooky evening of local history!
    Wednesday, October 7, 7 p.m. Read More
  • Zoom ESL Conversation Session

    Zoom ESL Conversation Session

    Regular Monday, and Tuesday ESL Conversation groups now held through Zoom. Contact Jill O'Hara at jill.o'hara@farmlib.org if you wish to participate. You must email Jill to receive Zoom meeting ID and password.
    Mondays at 6:30 and Tuesdays at 1:30 Read More
  • Remote Library Cards

    Remote Library Cards

    No Library Card? No problem! Fill out the online application and you will be issued a Library Card number via email.
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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    You can now access Ancestry Library Edition free from home! We have worked with Proquest to provide at-home access to Ancestry Library Edition while the Library is closed. Read More
  • Foundation Directory Online

    Foundation Directory Online

    The Foundation Directory Online is temporary available from home! The Foundation Directory provides the most comprehensive database of over 180,000 grantmakers and over 9.5 million recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders. Read More
  • Virtual Opportunities for Education and Fun

    Virtual Opportunities for Education and Fun

    Links to virtual opportunities for education and fun while you spend time at home. Read More
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Library News

A Welcome Message from the Director

Dear FCL Patrons,

On behalf of every member of the Farmington Community Library family, I would like to thank you for your kind words of appreciation for the digital and curbside service provided by our excellent team during the phased reopening! With safety, service, and compliance as the guiding principles of our reopening protocol, our team is busy making arrangements to welcome you back so you can browse your favorite collections.

We have outlined necessary steps to ensure a safe and secure environment for our patrons as we transition into Phase 3 of our Reopening Protocol and welcome you inside the buildings — limited to 30 minutes or less — beginning Tuesday, September 8.

We missed you and want to sincerely thank all of you for your continued support of the Farmington Community Library! We have faced unforeseen challenges during the past few months, we are grateful for your understanding, cooperation, and patronage.

We have expanded our hours starting Tuesday, September 8th: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday. We will be closed for the public on Wednesday and Sunday. We will be actively evaluating the fluctuating health environment and look forward to adding days and hours of on-site services in the near future.

The health and safety of staff and community is our number one priority and, as a result, your library experience will feel a little different when you return. We value everyone’s continued support in helping us maintain a healthy and safe environment in the library. We thank all of you ahead of time for following the guidelines listed below in compliance with the State of Michigan requirements and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines.

Guidelines for your safe library experience:

Presence of COVID-19 symptoms – Patrons may NOT enter the library if they are experiencing symptoms such as fever, coughing or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19. Please review facts and symptoms on the CDC website.

Visit durations – You are requested to shorten your visits to 30 minutes or less.

Face coverings – “Face covering”- may include any material worn on or over the face that provides a barrier from the top of the bridge of the nose to the chin such as masks, face shields and cloth covering the nose and mouth (such as those worn for religious reasons) are all acceptable. Face coverings that are present but do not fully cover the nose and mouth are not compliant with this policy.

Social distancing – Visitors are required to maintain social distancing by at least 6 feet during their entire time at the library in compliance with the law.

Building occupancy – We are limiting our occupancy to 25 at the Liberty Street and 40 at the 12 Mile location (including staff) in the beginning of this phase. We will be evaluating the situation regularly to make further decisions on the occupancy numbers.

Additional Services Available (beginning September 8th):

Browse youth, teen and adult circulating collections

Pick up holds

Reader’s advisory or reference assistance

Register or renew library cards

Self-checkout stations, but you must have library card or scannable digital version

Curbside service continues to remain open

Please note, the elevators leading down to the children’s area at the 12 Mile Location (32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.), Farmington Hills, are under renovation and will NOT be available for use.

For all questions or concerns about Reopening Protocol or the ability to comply with policies, please call 248-553-0300 (12 Mile Location) or 248-553-0321 (Liberty Street Location) during the business hours or contact us anytime. Remember, we are a ’fine free’ library now, meaning no more late fines!

Giving you the best library experience is always our number one goal!

Warm regards,

Riti Grover, Library Director

Farmington Community Library

Library Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

On behalf of the Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees, the Farmington Community Library welcomes three new board members: Danette Duron-Willner, Michele Kelly, and Megan Stryd. Please join us in welcoming these new board members.

Communication from Board President and Vice-President — August 10, 2020

Communication from Board to Staff — July 18, 2020

Informal Communication between FCL President White, FCL Vice President Bill Largent and Staff — July 8, 2020

Message from the FCL Board of Trustees — April 27, 2020

What’s New and Notable

Check out some of our newest titles! Sign up for our weekly (every Friday) BOOK SIZZLE newsletter for these New and Notable title links, best seller lists, talked about books on air, author and book award highlights and reading suggestions for what’s going on this week! To see the current issue of Book Sizzle click here.

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