The Farmington Public Library offers are large variety of programs. We are now offering around 20 programs a month, all of which are free to the public. Some programs require a sign up in order to attend. Please sign up at the library or call us @ 573-756-5779. During COVID-19 most of our regularly scheduled programming is on hold. We do offer several alternative options listed below.
Are you looking for something different to read? Need help finding a new author? The Farmington Public Library is now offering Bookmarked! – a reading suggestion service for adults, ages 18 and up. Fill out our survey and we’ll bookmark some new reading suggestions just for you. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it could lead you to your next favorite author!
Within two to three business days of filling out our survey, we’ll provide you with new titles to try. We can either email you a list of three to five books or we can bundle the books for you to pick up. The survey can be filled out and submitted online or you can pick one up at the library. Try it today!
If you’ve previously filled out the survey and would like to sign up again, here’s a shorter version for you to fill out.
November 4th, 18th, and 25th
Story time is back at the library! On Wednesdays in November we’ll meet in the community room for this event. Families can sit together, but social distancing guidelines will be in place. Please call the library @ 573-756-5779 if you have questions about this event.
Dinner/Dessert and Movie Bundles
The Farmington Public Library presents: Dinner/Dessert and Movie bundles!
Each bundle comes with cookbooks and DVDs checked out to you! We’ll also throw in some popcorn and candy to help make your family movie night a great one!
To sign up simply fill out our Dinner/Dessert and Movie survey online or a paper copy at the library. A staff member will then choose some cookbooks and movies just for you to check out. Then we’ll give you a call when your bundle is ready to be picked up! Participants need a valid library card to sign up.
Link to survey is available here-
Deck The Halls: DIY Wreath Contest
Join us for our first Deck the Halls: DIY Wreath Contest! The library will provide the wreath, you provide the creativity! Please sign-up in advance in order to receive a wreath for entry.
Sign-up: Nov. 12th – Nov. 18th.
Pick-up for wreath and instructions: Nov. 20th – Nov. 25th.
Wreath entry deadline is December 3rd.
Anyone in the community can come in and cast a vote for the winning wreath from December 7th – December 17th! The winning wreath will be announced on December 21st.
Any age may participate in this event and participants may enter as a group, family, or individual. All wreaths will be displayed in the library during the month of December.
Sign-ups may be in person, at the library or over the phone. Please call us @ 573-756-5779 for any questions you may have.
Classic Book Club
Do you love classic literature? Want to meet with others who love it too? Join the classic book club to reread old favorites, and gain new insight!
The November Classic Book Club meeting will be on Thursday, November 12th at the library. There is still time to read “The Beast Within” by Emile Zola before the meeting. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be in place. This group meets on the 2nd Thursday or every month and is always looking for more participants. Please call the library @ 573-756-5779 if you have questions.
Take-and-Make Adult Craft
Craft sign up: October 20th – November 19th
Craft Pick Up: November 5th – November 19th
The sign up for our November Take-and-Make is here!
This craft will be available for pick-up starting November 5th. Pickups will be available for two weeks.
• This craft DOES require a sign-up! Come to the front desk to have the staff sign you up, or call us at 573-756-5779. We do not take sign ups online.
• A valid library card is required to sign up for this program.
• This will be a kit that will contain all the supplies needed and instructions to make your own.
• Kits can be picked up in person or through our curbside service.
• This program is for ages 16 and up only.
Kids Crafternoon Take-and-Make
Craft sign up: October 29th – November 25th
Craft Pick Up: November 12th – November 25th
This will be a Take-and-Make craft program available to pick up starting on November 12!
This craft DOES require a sign-up! Come to the front desk to have the staff sign you up, or call us at 573-756-5779. We do not take sign ups online.
• This kit is for kids in ages 3-12 only.
• A valid library card is required to sign up for this program. A parent must have a card if someone signing up is under the age of 5.
• This will be a kit that will contain the supplies needed and instructions to make your very own disguise for Tom the Turkey!
• The sign up will be available for 3 weeks or until all available spots are full.
Teen Book Boxes
Sign up Dates: November 12th – December 3rd
Sign up will close early if all available spots are full.
Pick up Dates: December 9th – December 18th
Everyone will be contacted individually for their box pick up.
This box will include items and crafts that are winter themed, but all the items will be a surprise until you receive your box!
This program is for teens going into grades 6th-12th only. A valid library card is required in order to sign up. Please fill out the survey here in order to sign up. There is a paper copy available at the library for those who wish to fill it out in person. We can not take sign ups over the phone for this program.
Please fill out the form completely. Email email@example.com or call the library at 573-756-5779 for questions.
Link will be available on November 12th, 2020
Digital Escape Room
The Farmington Public Library Escape from Fairytale Land is here! Anyone may participate in our digital escape room.
The Library will have an online Escape the Room available starting June 22! The link will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram, and website. This will also count as an online event for the Teen and Adult Summer Reading, but anyone can participate for fun! Please make sure to get the code word after you’ve finished escaping if you are counting it as part of your summer reading activity on your board.
Recommended ages are 11 & up.
Note: This event was originally scheduled for Friday, June 12 in the Teen Summer Reading packet. We apologize for the scheduling delay.