Both FCL locations will be closed Sunday, July 3, through Tuesday, July 5, in observation of Independence Day. Both locations will reopen on Wednesday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

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Summer Reading is coming soon! Summer Reading is an annual game for all ages hosted by FCL! You’ll complete challenges like attending library events, reading, and going on special missions for your age group. Beginning June 4 sign up, view the full list of challenges & start playing at farmlib.readsquared.com. Come to our Kick-Off Party at the FCL Farmington location on June 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a walking word hunt, community art project, and more!

Thank you to our 2022 Summer Reading Sponsors!

Storytimes

Weekly storytimes will resume in June.

Splash Pad Storytime

All Ages

Heritage Park

Mondays; June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the fresh air and a story! Meet us at the North Shelter near the Splash Pad at Heritage Park (24915 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336) for stories, rhymes, and movement.

Baby Storytime

0-18 months

Farmington Hills Children’s Programming Room

Tuesdays; June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

This program is designed for young babies to beginning walker babies. Parents of babies, join us for songs, lap bounces, a story, and time to socialize with other parents. Fun and age-appropriate toys will be brought out at the end of story time. Siblings are welcome.

C.A.R.E.S. Storytime

All Ages

C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills

Wednesdays; June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us rain or shine under the gazebo at C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills (27835 Shiawassee St., Farmington Hills, MI 48336) for an interactive story time. Stick around afterward for some outdoor play.

Pavilion Storytime

All Ages

Sundquist Pavilion

Thursdays; June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a fresh air story time at the Sundquist Pavilion in downtown Farmington (3113 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48335), then stay to play outdoors. No registration required.

YouTube Storytimes

Watch previously recorded Musical Storytimes on our YouTube channel.
Watch pre-recorded Melanie on the Move storytimes on our YouTube channel.

Summer Events

Summer Reading Kick-Off

All Ages

FCL Farmington

Saturday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sign up for Summer Reading and get a free book! Kick off Summer Reading with fun activities including a walking word hunt, a community art project, and more!

Last Day of School Kona Ice

All Ages

FCL Farmington

Wednesday, June 15, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Stop by the Farmington location and enjoy a cool summer treat from the Kona Ice truck to celebrate the last day of school. The truck will be parked outside the library on the Liberty St. side. If you have not signed up for Summer Reading, you can do that too!

Thursdays are Thrilling

Finished K – 5th Grades

Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.

June 16: Messy Art – FCL Farmington Hills Parking Lot
June 23: Block Party – FCL Farmington Parking Lot
June 30: Eureka! – FCL Farmington Hills Auditorium
July 7: Hands On Science Experiments – FCL Farmington Meeting Room
July 14: Mythcrackers – FCL Farmington Hills Auditorium
July 21: Yoga – FCL Farmington Meeting Room
July 28: Let’s Go To the Movies – FCL Farmington Hills Auditorium

Truck-A-Palooza

All Ages

FCL Farmington

Monday, June 20, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Check out the heavy machinery, look for hidden trucks among the vehicles, take part in a book dig and enjoy a snack from the scoop of a truck. Take a picture next to the truck’s tire; will you be bigger than the tire? This will be held in the parking lot at the Farmington location. This program is sponsored by the Cities of Farmington/Farmington Hills.

Family Fun in Riley Park

All Ages

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Free family entertainment! Bring a blanket, come early and have a picnic. Or grab dinner at one of the local restaurants, then enjoy the show! Family Fun in Riley Park is made possible through the generosity of the Farmington Friends of the Library, the DDA, and additional sponsors.

June 22: Jim Gill
July 6: Karaoke with Kops
July 20: Amazing Clark
August 3: Joe Reilly
August 17: Double Play Flute & Tuba

4F: Farmington Fourth, Fifth & Fun*

Finished 4th – 5th Grades

Fridays, 2:00 p.m.

*Please register for these programs on our events calendar.

June 24: Watercolor Art – FCL Farmington Hills Auditorium
July 8: Tech Day- FCL Farmington Meeting Room
July 15: Beach Collage – FCL Farmington Hills Auditorium
July 22: Boat Building – FCL Farmington Meeting Room

LOC Credit Union Financial Literacy*

FCL Farmington Meeting Room

Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.

*Please register for these programs on our events calendar.

June 29: Create a Dream Board – Finished Grades 4 & 5
July 6: Do MI Taxes Have Cooties? – Finished Grade 3
July 13: Arthur’s Pet Business – Finished Grade 2
July 20: Piggy Bank Pageant – Finished Grades K-1

Summer Reading Final Party

All Ages

FCL Farmington Hills Parking Lot and Auditorium

Monday, August 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate all of the reading you did this summer with our Summer Reading Final Party! The Farmington Hills parking lot will be full of fun activities, from a bounce house to a dance party to a petting farm. Head inside to the auditorium at 7:30 for an amazing magic show by Cameron Zvara.

Paws Meet n’ Greet

Finished 1st – 5th Grades

FCL Farmington Hills Auditorium

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come to meet local therapy dogs and their owners! After this meet and greet, sign up to read to the dogs in person this fall! Committed to supporting literacy in our community, Beyond Juicery + Eatery (33317 Grand River Avenue, Farmington) is providing free smoothies for the child participants. Even the therapy dogs will receive yummy “pup cups!”

Parent Workshops

Find previously recorded Parent Workshops on our YouTube channel.

Resources

Rebecca’s Recs

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

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.

Early Literacy Calendar

We have a monthly Early Literacy Calendar available at either location children’s department, or print your own. Every day of the month has an activity for you to complete with your child that builds early literacy skills.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Sign up today! Text TALK to 75547 and get messages each week with fun activities to help prepare your little one for school success. For more information visit texttolearn.com.

Book Bundle Request Form

Want to pick out your child’s favorite dinosaur books while 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! Click here to get started.



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