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Tails & Tails: Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading 2021

June 5 – August 1

 

 

Tails & Tales

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.

Register here to log your reading and activities this summer!

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!

Summer Reading 2021 kicks off Saturday, June 5; teen summer programs begin Friday, June 11 with a teens-only kickoff!

 

Prizes

Registration

This year, we have a sweet prize for the first 2,000 people who register for Summer Reading. What is it? Sign up and find out!

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.

Grand Prizes

This year, we have three $100 Barnes and Noble gift card grand prizes. 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 end of the summer and an invitation to the Teen Finale Party on the evening of Friday, August 6. We will send out details about picking up your free book sometime in mid-July. You will receive an email the first week of August with details and your invitation to the Teen Finale Party. We can’t wait for you to join us!

 

Stay in Touch!

Did you know the Farmington Community Library Teen Scene 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!

Follow @FCLTeenScene on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 
 

Teen Creative Writing Contest

Teen Creative Writing Competition 2021

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 5 – August 1, 2021

 
 

Programs

Featured On-Your-Own Programs

Vidcode   Six of Crows

Vidcode

 

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 www.vidcode.com.

 

Digital Escape Room: Ketterdam Heist

 

Whether you’re a fan of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo or just in the mood for a brainteaser of a heist escape room, here’s a great puzzle for you!

 

This Ketterdam Heist Digital Escape Room was created by Abigail Hsu, the Young Adult Librarian at the Morristown & Morris Township Library.

 

Teen Reader's Advisory   MiLibraryQuest logo with koalas, an open book, and the text #MiLibraryQuest2021

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!

 

Michigan Library Quest

 

You find a bird that looks like a hairy pear and does not have a tail.

 

Join the adventure searching for animals hidden at libraries all around Michigan! Visit milibraryquest.wixsite.com for more information and to start earning entries for a prize drawing at the end of the summer!

 
 

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

 
 

Upcoming Programs

Most programs this summer will be held out-of-doors at the 12 Mile or Liberty St. branches. Masks will be required for certain programs and circumstances. We will practice safe distancing.

 

Teens-Only Summer Reading Kickoff:
Zootopia!

Completed 6-12th grades

 

It’s the end of the school year! Huzzah! Help us usher in the summer and celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading here at the Library! The theme this year is Tails and Tales, and we’ll be getting in touch with our wild side by watching Zootopia and making an animal craft! Prepackaged snacks will be available, or bring your own treat.

 

We will meet at the 12 Mile Branch, in the southwest corner of the parking lot. We are hoping for beautiful weather; please register so that we can email you if circumstances change. Please bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on, and wear a mask and comfortable shoes – we’ll have a couple of activities to keep the fun going!

 

For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. Adults, please plan on picking up your teens at 9:00 p.m.

 

Registration is required so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

 

Friday, June 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Parking Lot

Teen Kickoff
 
 
Coding 101

Coding 101

Ages 12-18

 

Do you have a great idea for an app, but no idea how to create one? Do the acronyms HTML and CSS scare you? Are you just plain curious about the inner workings of websites and games?

 

This is for you! Join Miss Jennie for an evening of basic skills and resources, plus time for hands-on practice. A little more expert on coding? Maybe you could teach us a trick or two!

 

Registration is required so that we can share the program link.

 

Tuesday, June 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom

 
 

Legends & Libraries @ FCL

Teens and Adults

 

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

 

Join our Legends & Libraries @ FCL Discord channel! We’re planning a campaign to last all summer! Join us when you can, or plan to play through the whole thing!

 

To join the Discord channel, send an email to teen.scene@farmlib.org.

 

Wednesdays, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Online via Discord

Legends & Libraries @ FCL
 
 
Books & Bites: Sea of Monsters

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 June title is The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

 

You can access the physical book at either branch! There are also digital copies of the title available through Hoopla, and a graphic novel format if you’d prefer that!

 

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, June 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Outside by Liberty & State Streets

 
 

Create Book Art

Ages 11-18

 

Do you ever look at a book and think it would look much better with painted edges? Did you know you can make bookmarks and all kinds of other fun crafts with used/discarded books? Join us at the library and bring your creative side while we make several different bookish crafts!

 

Please feel free to bring your own book if you want to have the edges painted!

 

For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. We will meet at the 12 Mile Branch, in the southwest corner of the parking lot. We are hoping for beautiful weather; please register so that we can email you if circumstances change.

 

Wednesday, June 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m
12 Mile Branch – Parking Lot

Create Book Art
 
 
Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

Ages 11-18

 

Whether you’re a poet or an author, prefer serious topics or really bad puns, we’d love for you to join us for an evening of dedicated writing time. We’ll offer creativity exercises, prompts, and lots of time for your own writing.

 

Please bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on, and wear a mask.

 

Please register so that we have enough supplies.

 

Tuesday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Parking Lot

 
 

Wildlife Safari

Ages 10-18 and their family members

 

We’re going wild this summer with Nelson the Animal Guy and the Wildlife Safari! Nelson always brings a group of exotic and exciting animals, and you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with all of them!

 

This is a family night; bring your favorite adults, siblings, and friends for this fun night!

 

Please bring camp chairs or blankets to sit on, and wear a mask; families will sit spread out from each other, but if you’d like to pet the animals, you will need a mask. You’re welcome to bring a snack, but all food will need to be tucked away while the animals are out to play.

 

For everyone’s safety, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. We will meet at the 12 Mile Branch, in the southwest corner of the parking lot. We are hoping for beautiful weather; please register so that we can email you if circumstances change.

 

Friday, July 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Parking Lot

Wildlife Safari
 
 
Visit with a Vet!

Visit with a Vet!

Ages 11-18

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a veterinarian? What does a day in the life of a vet look like? Join us as we talk with Dr. Liz about these questions and more! She may even bring out some animals to show us!

 

Registration is required so that we can share the program link.

 

Tuesday, July 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

 
 

Teen Advisory Board – Special Summer Meeting

 

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board, and help plan programs, create social media outreach, and make the Library’s teen areas the best they can be. Hours served on the TAB can count toward middle and high school volunteer requirements. 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…

 

At this meeting we’ll work on programs for the fall and winter and brainstorm projects for the TAB and social media.

 

Registration is required so that we can share the program link. Registration ends one hour before the start of the program.

 

Wednesday, July 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Outside by Liberty & State Streets

Teen Advisory Board
 
 
Books & Bites: The Titan's Curse

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 July title is The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

 

You can access the physical book at either branch! There are also digital copies of the title available through Hoopla, and a graphic novel format if you’d prefer that!

 

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, July 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Liberty St. Branch – Outside by Liberty & State Streets

 
 

Healthy U: Cooking With Chive Kitchen!

Ages 12-18

 

We are very excited to present Chef Suzy Silvestre of Chive Kitchen for a hands-on healthy cooking seminar! If you know Chive Kitchen, you know their vegan menu is delicious, and Chef Suzy will teach us how to achieve some of those fantastic flavors in our own homes!

 

We will meet at the 12 Mile Branch, in the southwest corner of the parking lot. We are hoping for beautiful weather; please register so that we can email you if circumstances change. Please wear a mask.

 

Check out all the great food Chive Kitchen has to offer at www.chivekitchen.com!

 

Monday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m
12 Mile Branch – Parking Lot

Healthy U: Cooking With Chive Kitchen!
 
 
Show (P)up for Shelter Pets!

Show (P)up for Shelter Pets!

 

Humans weren’t the only ones hit hard during the pandemic. Let’s put our paws…er…hands together and make some blankets and toys for the dogs and cats at the Oakland County Animal Shelter. Have fun while earning volunteer hours!

 

We will meet at the 12 Mile Branch, in the southwest corner of the parking lot. We are hoping for beautiful weather; please register so that we can email you if circumstances change. Please wear a mask.

 

Interested in donating to the Shelter? Check out their wish list.
 

Wednesday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
12 Mile Branch – Parking Lot

 
 

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!

 

This year’s Teen Finale Party will be an outdoor bonanza of fun! Join us for our Teen Advisory Board meeting on July 14 to help plan it!

 

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

 

Friday, August 6, evening

Teen Finale Party
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