The Library is now in Phase 4 of our Reopening Plan. Library buildings are open for 30-minute visits to browse the collections, use computers by appointment, and speak with library staff. Curbside service will remain available until 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Read more…

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COMING SOON! Children’s Summer Reading Program for Birth – Finishing Grade 5 will be June 5 – August 1. The full program will be available online, with a paper log option offered, too. Keep an eye on our website and events calendar for updates.

Story Times

Weekly story times are on break for May and will return in June.

Catch up on pre-recorded Melanie on the Move Story Times on our YouTube channel or Evening Story Times on Facebook Watch.

Outdoor Story Time

Saturday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m.

All ages

Join us for socially-distanced, outdoor story time! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and move, move, move. The May story time will be in the parking lot outside the Sunflour Bakehaus (33250 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336). Look for Miss Maria with the Book Bike on the west side of the building with the mural. Please remember to wear your masks.

Programs and Events

PAWS for Reading Online

Wednesdays, May 5 & 19, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Grades 1-5

Practice your reading to a certified therapy dog. Pearl, Cinder, Charlie, Jilly, Frodo and Winston love listening to kids reading stories and they will cheer you on! Sign up for a 10 minute time slot and receive the Zoom meeting link information. The dogs can’t wait to meet you!

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage

Saturday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All ages

In partnership with Asian American Student Union (AASU) of Farmington and North Farmington High Schools, we’re celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage month with stories, movement, and fun family activities. The Polynesian Dancers of Michigan will demonstrate different cultural dances including Hawaiian Hula, Tahit Otea, New Zealand Maori, and Samoan Dance. Activities will include chopstick use lessons, paper lanterns, and much more. The event will be held outside, in the south parking lot (near the seats shaped like hand), at FCL’s 12 Mile location. Please wear masks and social distance. This program is supported by the Friends of the Library and the AASU.

Grab N Go Art Kits

Ages 3-10

Need a little creative inspiration? Pick up a Grab N’ Go Art Kit through curbside pickup at either location, or come inside to get one. Get them while supplies last! Every two weeks, we will release supplies for a new project.
May 3-16: Celebrate your inner superhero
May 17-31 : Create with shapes

Who Was… Trivia

Grades 3-5

Love the Who Is/Who Was… Books? Try the Monthly Trivia based on the books & test your skills! Each month there will be a new themed trivia quiz that you can pick up at the Children’s Desk at either location, or online. And stay tuned for June, when the library presents an exciting event, The Who Is/Who Was… Challenge!
February Who Was… Trivia
March Who Was… Trivia
April Who Was… Trivia
May Who Was… Trivia

Letters from the Library

Introducing “Letters from the Library”! Have you ever wished for a pen pal? Kids can sign up to be paired with a library staff member, and will receive a letter in the mail within 2 weeks. Write back to your pen pal and get to know each other through ongoing correspondence. This is a great way to practice writing, develop a new relationship, learn how to address envelopes, and expand your world without leaving the house. The mail delivery might just become your most anticipated event of the day!

Rebecca’s Recs

Each week, Miss Rebecca, “The Dragon Librarian”, shares book recommendations for kids. Check out the videos on our YouTube channel for some reading inspiration!

Parent Resources

Play and Learn with Me on Zoom

Fridays, June 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 1-3 with caregiver

Play is a time for children to learn and explore and familiarize themselves with the world! The richest play can occur when an adult takes an active role and plays alongside a child, instead of only providing toys or supervising. For this three-week program, materials will be provided that will help direct some play while at home. We will start with a group time where children and adults will sing songs and do movement activities together with Miss Melanie. Adults will then be able to hear answers to questions and learn important information from a different professional each week. For consistency, participation is required at all three programs. Registration is required and the Zoom information will be emailed June 3rd. Arrangements to pick up a bag of materials will be shared with registered families. One registration is needed per family, even if there are multiple children in the family.

Children’s Newsletters

There are two newsletters full of tailored content for your family! Discover events, digital resources, and parent tips based on the age of your child. Click here to sign up for the Ages 0-5 or Grades K-5 newsletters, delivered to your e-mail on the first of each month.

Book Bundle Request Form

Want to pick out your child’s favorite dinosaur books, but strapped for time? Let FCL Children’s staff be your personal shoppers. Fill out a Book Bundle request form and we’ll put together a curated stack of items, tailored to your child’s interests, for you to grab from the hold shelf or Curbside Pickup. Check out normally and enjoy! Please allow for up to 5 business days to process your request. Click here to get started.

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