Farmington Community Library Teen Summer Reading Program
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains!
   Get in the Game - Teen Summer Reading 2016   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description

The Farmington Community Library's Graphic Design guy Michael Hnatuik is holding a class where you can learn to design your own graphic logo.

Ages 11 and up

 

Registration is required.

 

Main Library Auditorium

Wednesday, June 28 2 p.m.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
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.

Our special Summer meeting will include planning our fall programming and hammering out last details for the Summer Reading programs the TAB is running!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description

Our local award-winning robotics team, Hackbots 3414, are taking over the library with hands-on Lego Mindstorms build-and-program challenges.  What will YOUR robot do?  Plus, we may have an appearance from the star of the show, Skobot!


Registration is required so we will have enough space (and pizza!) for everyone.


Please note: this is an after-hours lock-in; please arrive no later than 6:00. Parents, please plan on picking tweens and teens up at the parking lot door at 9:00 p.m.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 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
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Teens may still be under 18 years of age, but they have rights too, and local attorney Lisa Schmidt (Schmidt & Long PLLC; ACLU of Michigan) will shed light on answers to difficult questions affecting teens of all ages, genders, identities, and backgrounds.


Registration is requested, but drop-ins are welcome.  Parents are welcome to join us for this program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Come to the library for an afternoon of building, creating, and competing!
Build a structure that can stand the longest-a small prize will be given to the winner.

Make a Rube Goldberg machine-don't worry if you don't know that that is-we will teach you!

We will also have a giant-size Jenga to compete with!

Registration is required

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Learn about different cultures through fun, hands-on lessons on making food from around the world!


Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required.


Program planned by the Teen Advisory Board.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Come and play Minecraft at the library in our computer lab after the library is closed!
Participants will be playing for 2 hours in Survivor Mode on the library's computer server.

Pizza will be served.

 

Registration required.

 

Main Library Computer Lab:  Friday, April 21 6:30 p.m.

 

Location
Other
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
Review
I don't like running very much but I felt really good at the end
Catching Fire - Library Catalog
Review
This is one of my favorite books. It's one of those books that has a twist in every chapter. I would recommend this to adventurous readers  Catching Fire - Library Catalog