Summer Reading 2020
One City, One Book
The Livonia Public Library, along with the Livonia Library Commission, invites you to join us in participating in the One City, One Book project! The 2023 focus will be on the importance of libraries, literacy and the Great Depression. Our hope is that this will open a dialog about the importance of literacy and how it can be used to combat bigotry and prejudice.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson has been chosen as the 2023 book for the One City, One Book project.
Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek showcases a first in traditionally published literary novels— a bold and unique story and tale of fierce strength and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere — even back home.
Visit our One City One Book page for more information and program schedule.
Teen Craft Kits
Pick up a fun and easy craft kit each month. Craft kits are perfect for creating at your own pace. Follow the instructions, or create something new from the supplies provided—it’s up to you! Available while supplies last.
Bad Movie Night
Teens and Adults
Grab some friends and join us for a series of So-Bad-They’re-Good films! You’ll groan at the terrible special effects, laugh at the bad acting, and have the worst (best) time. Please note that food and drink are not allowed in the Auditorium.
Need help picking out Teen books? Try a book bundle! Each bundle will include 3-6 books selected just for you by our Teen Services Librarians. Use the forms below to request a book bundle.
100 Books in 2023
Track the books you read all year long. For every 10 books you read, you’ll be given a raffle ticket towards our grand prize drawing. You will earn a ticket for every 10 books, up to 100 books read during the year. The more you read, the better your chances are to win! Prizes include gift cards to local Livonia businesses, and multiple winners will be chosen. Grand prize drawing will occur after January 1, 2024.
2023 registration is open to anyone ages 12 and up. You can join us at any point during the year, but only titles completed and logged before December 31 will count towards your total. All books are eligible! Log your hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, large print, graphic novels, ebooks, library owned or personal copies (magazines and comic books do not count). Each title can only be counted once per year, but feel free to reread your favorites as often as you would like.
Don’t stop at 100, though! Keep logging all year long to see how many books you can read in just 365 days. Let’s get reading!
MMM! Microwave Mug Meals
Create an entire day’s worth of meals with just a few ingredients and a microwave! Stir up your everyday eats with one of these easy and delicious recipes you can make in minutes. Find the recipes here.
Teen Advisory Committee
Teen Volunteer Council*
Grades 8-12. Are you looking for volunteer hours, want to have input into what programming and materials the library offers, or just want to talk about the books, movies, and music that you love? Join the Teen Volunteer Council! The goal of the TVC is to help members take an active role in creating a welcoming environment for teens at the library. Meetings will take place on the first Thursday of the month, with additional volunteer opportunities provided throughout the year.
What does being a member of TVC entail?
- Attending at least 6 of the monthly meetings per year.
- Planning, implementing, and participating in teen programs.
- Providing input into materials selections in the teen department.
- Creating an inviting atmosphere by helping to maintain a safe and attractive teen area.
- Participating in library and community service projects.
Apply to be a member of the Teen Volunteer Council here: forms.gle/AGtkUp9fGhErFNrB6
@Carl Sandburg :
Thursday, October 5
Harry Potter Club
Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Club
Grades 8-12. Join our virtual D&D adventure! This season, our adventures will be taking place within Tier 3 (Levels 10-15). A Discord account is required. If you are interested in joining this program or if you have any questions, please email Nathan Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, September 11 and 25; October 16 and 23; November 13 and 27; December 11
Grades 5-12. Are you looking to hone your chess strategy? If you know how to play chess and need a friend to play against, join us for a drop-in chess club. Learn from each other and see who comes out on top!
@Carl Sandburg :
Thursdays, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14