Farmington Community Library Teen Summer Reading Program
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains!
   Get in the Game - Teen Summer Reading 2016   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Calling all teens (grades 6-12) 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
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Crayons aren't just for kids - especially not the artwork we'll be making!  We'll use heat-guns and canvas to make one-of-a-kind artwork.  Registration is required, as supplies are limited.
 
We will have two sessions, one for each age group.  Please register for only one.
 
Registration is required, as space is limited.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Crayons aren't just for kids - especially not the artwork we'll be making!  We'll use heat-guns and canvas to make one-of-a-kind artwork.  Registration is required, as supplies are limited.
 
We will have two sessions, one for each age group.  Please register for only one.
 
Registration is required, as space is limited.  Please plan to arrive no later than 6:30.

Parents, please plan on picking teens up at the parking lot door at 8:30 p.m.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Ages 11 - 18+

Work in groups or pairs to learn the programming languages Java, JavaScript, Python and others from Bob Allen, long active in the software industry.  Please bring your laptop if you own one.

 

Main Library Computer Lab

Monday, February  5, 6 p.m.

Registration required.

Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This February, we are joining the National African American Read-In, which encourages community organizations and interested citizens to shine a spotlight on African American authors during Black History Month.

We've chosen The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for the teen book discussion; we hope you'll join us!  

This book discussion is recommended for ages 13 and up.  Copies of the book can be picked up at the downtown branch of the Library in mid-December.  Registration requested; drop-ins welcome.

For more information on the National African American Read-In, visit http://www2.ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/ 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Valentine's Day you can take or leave, but we prefer to focus on the best part of the season: the sugar!  Come on in for games, cupcakes, crafts, and of course candy!  Space is limited, so register to reserve your spot.

Please note: this is an after-hours lock-in; please arrive no later than 6:30. Parents, please plan on picking up tweens and teens at the parking lot door at 8:30 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
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I love to take long walks, at least as long as I have my music.
The Book Thief - Library Catalog
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This book was amazing and provided insight on what a normal German would have gone through during World War II.  The Book Thief - Library Catalog