Farmington Community Library Teen Summer Reading Program
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains!
   Get in the Game - Teen Summer Reading 2016   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

We all know the power of comic books to tell a story and change the world.  Detroit graphic novelist Dave Swartz will teach us basic cartooning skills as well as how to create original characters.


Registration is required as space is limited.  Ages 13-16

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
It's the end of the world as we know it.  Or at least the end of summer!  Shelter from back-to-school shopping and the impending end of summer vacation with an apocalypse-themed lock-in.  Ages 10-18

We will have pizza, eat cupcakes, watch The Fifth Wave (PG-13), and compete in "survival" games!

Program planned by the Teen Advisory Board.

Registration is required.  For this special longer lock-in, we will require permission slips signed by a parent or guardian.  Permission slips are available at the Adult Information Desks of either branch, or to download here.

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 10:00 p.m.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 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.
Library
Main Library - 12 Mile

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of the new Madden NFL 18 game!  Snacks, games, prizes, and more!


Registration is required.  Ages 10-18

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Farmington Branch - Liberty St.

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

 Teen Advisory Board Revamped

 

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.

 

Main Library Auditorium

Monday, September 18  6:30 - 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
Freakboy - Library Catalog
Review
Very, very good. It is a great book. Worth it to read.  Freakboy - Library Catalog