Programs for Teens
Events for Teens
Teen programs designed for teens in 6th - 12th grade unless otherwise noted.
Registration required for most programs.
Teen Librarian: Suzanne Schimanski-Gross
Stay informed & reminded of Library programs & events.
Each summer, teens can volunteer at the library as part of our Teen Corps. Volunteers help with a variety of programs and tasks at the library, ranging from crafts, games, ticket taking for performances, sorting and shelving library materials, data entry, computer tutoring.
Who is eligible?
Students entering seventh grade through students beginning college in the Fall are eligible to apply.
When can I sign up?
Beginning April 15, applications are available at the Information Desk. Completed applications are due by May 15. Acceptance into the program and schedule confirmation will be within the first week of June. A June date for the mandatory orientation will be noted on the application.
The Library depends on its Teen Corps volunteers to help the summer programs and operations run smoothly. Volunteers are instructed and assigned to specific tasks appropriate to their age and skill levels. If you would like to give back to your library community this summer, please pick up an application this April. Hours may qualify for community service hours.
2015 Middle School 9th Annual Reading Challenge
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:30pm Northville High School Cafeteria, 45700 Six Mile Rd.
Battle of the Books is a fun reading program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Teams of 2 to 6 students read from a selected set of seven books and compete to answer questions based on those books. Among the team, members read 1 to 7 books, meet to practice answering questions, and participate in the final competition. Come to Battle dressed in a costume (optional) for a little extra armor!
ELIGIBILITY: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who live or go to school in Northville are eligible to participate. Teams of 2 to 6 students can be in different grades, attend different schools, or home school. One adult team manager required.
REGISTRATION: Registration begins December 1 at the Northville District Library and your school's library media center. Please return completed form, to the Northville District Library or your school's library media center no later than January 30. Each team MUST have a team name on the registration form.
TEAM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES: A team manager and/or co-manager can be any adult who will serve as the contact person between the team and the Northville District Library. The team manager or co-manager must attend the Managers Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21. Managers should coordinate team meetings to prepare for battle, inform the library of any team changes or corrections by February 21, and arrange team attendance at the event.
FAQs: Battle of the Books Frequently Asked Questions
Books and Team Registration Forms are available in the Battle of the Books Collection on the Library's lower level and at your school library. NOTE: Limit two books for a three week check-out period.
- Once upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
- The Paladin Prophecy (Book1) by Mark Frost
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
- The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki
- Over the Wall by John Ritter
- Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
- One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Northville District Library.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS PAST RESULTS AND PHOTO GALLARIES
- 2015 Results and Photo Gallery
- 2014 Results and Photo Gallery
- 2013 Results and Photo Gallery
- 2012 Results
- 2011 Results
- 2010 Results
- 2009 Results and Pictures
- Past Selections: Battle of the Books Titles
- Promo Video for Battle of the Books at Northville District Library