Farmington Community Library Teen Summer Reading Program
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains!
   Get in the Game - Teen Summer Reading 2016   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, May 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Games, businesses, watches, phones, cars, and refrigerators-- they can all have code making them go. Bob Allen, long active in the software industry, will hold a programming and coding class for teens and adults. Real programming languages: Java, JavaScript, and Ruby, tools used by professional developers, and learning in groups or pairs will be the focus. Parents may join the class as well. Class is for teens and adults. Please bring your laptop if you own one. Main Library Computer Lab 6:00 p.m. Registration is required.


Location
Other
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Teens get a taste of the adult world with this hands-on simulation, complete with jobs, income, family and debt. During this 2 hour challenge, youth visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare and other wants and needs while building a budget for their simulated family. Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes - and suffer the consequences of their decisions - in a realistic, but safe, environment. Participate in this FREE Money Smart Week event sponsored by Michigan State University Extension
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Local police officers and firefighters will join us at Zap Zone for laser tag, pizza, and prizes!  The team with the highest points at the end of the night walks away with bragging rights for the summer...

Registration is required; space is limited.

Ages 11-18

We will meet at Zap Zone Farmington (31506 Grand River Ave) beginning about 6:15.  The program is free and for registered teens only.  However, family members are welcome to enjoy Zap Zone's other games and activities (fees apply).

Library
Offsite

Title
Date
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Calling all teens (grades 6-12) who are interested in revamping the Farmington Community Library Teen Advisory Board for the coming year! We need teens 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.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

You have a half-day of school!  Come to the library to watch the latest Star Wars-themed movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.Story revolves around a band of rebels plotting to steal the Death Star's blueprints.

Stars Felicity Jones and Diego Luna

Movie is rated PG-13 with a running time of 133 minutes.

Registration is required.

 

Main Library Auditorium

Friday, May 19  3:00 p.m.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

How Does This Work?
Join the 2016 Teen Summer Reading Program:
Get in the Game: READ!


Who: Participants have finished 7th through 12th grades.

When: June 4th, 2016 through July 31st, 2016.

Where: Farmington Community Library--Both Branches

How: Once registered, you are ready to begin reading, participating, and logging!

Because our theme this year is health, fitness, and sports, you have a couple of options for earning hours to log. You can read (books, ebooks, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, online stories, etc.), listen (audiobooks), participate (attend programs at the Library), or get active (go for a walk or a run, play a sport, dance, even play a video game with Kinect, Dance Dance Revolution or similar).

Keep track of how long you spend on each book or activity (you can pick up a reading log at the Library to make it easier), then log in to record what, how long, and your reactions to what you read or did. Logging begins Sunday, June 5th at 9 am. Only activities done after you've registered for the program count.

Every 5 hours you log is an entry in the weekly prize drawings, and every 30 hours logged is an entry in the Grand Prizes drawing. Plus, logging at least 30 hours earns you a free book from our Scholastic Book Fair and an invitation to the Finale Party!

You may earn more entries into the Prize Drawing by reading additional 30 hours. However, you can only earn a free book one time. You can only win one weekly prize; winning a weekly prize will not affect your chances in the Grand Prizes drawing.

At minimum, a one sentence comment supporting your reaction must be logged to be considered a valid entry and to avoid spammy entries. Irrelevant comments will cause the entry to be discarded and will not count towards log totals.

Hours must be logged by Sunday, July 31st, 5:00 p.m. to be in the Grand Prizes Drawing.

The Grand Prizes drawing will be held on Monday, August 1. Weekly drawings will be held on Fridays.

This program is generously supported by the Farmington Friends of the Library.

Reviews
Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen
Review
Is a great book. Worth to read.  Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen
Review
Hawksmaid told the backstory of Maid Marian (from the tales of Robin Hood), so it was a mix of historical fiction and fantasy. Lasky uses literary elements and imagery to paint a clear picture of England in the 1100s. If you like birds, you will definitely love this book :)  Hawksmaid - Not in catalog