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Effective September, 2011
**Changes have been made to the Museum Pass Reservation System.
Museum Passes are available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Advance online reservations will no longer be accepted.
Please stop by the library to request a pass. If it is in, you may check it out for three days.
The remainder of the Museum Pass Program rules are the same:
Passes are checked out for a 3 day loan period (but some passes are valid only on a specific day such as Saturday or Sunday)
-Only one pass per household may be checked out at one time
-Passes are for admission only, no discounts or special privileges are included
-Some passes are not valid during Museum special events
-Passes must be returned to the Avon Free Public Library
-Passes carry an overdue fee of $10 per day
-The replacement fee for a lost pass varies by museum
Our available passes include:
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Imagine Nation Museum
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Mark Twain House
New Britain Museum of Art
New England Air Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
State Parks and Forests
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Why not learn something new today? Transparent Language Online is a language learning system that includes lessons and familiar learning activities to build your memory of useful words and phrases. Over 100 languages are available from inside or outside the library! JobNow provides live interactive online help and online resources to guide you through the tasks to get a job. Get help with resume writing, interviewing, building skills, and more! LyndaKiosk provides access to over 2,000 online courses from a dedicated workstation in the library. Topics include business, CAD, design, software and web development. Go to our Learn Online page for more information.
Save Time. Ask a Librarian.
In-person, by telephone (860-673-9712) or e-mail, a qualified, professional reference staff is ready to help with all information requests, research papers and projects. The staff provides assistance and instruction on the use of online catalogs, information databases and the Internet, as well as
reader's advisory, book discussion programs and maintains the Library and Town websites.
The Library participates in the Encore online catalog provided by Library Connection, Inc., a network of over 30 libraries within Connecticut.
The Avon Public Library offers volunteer delivery services to Avon residents who are homebound, temporarily or permanently, because of illness, disability or advanced age. The patron must have a current Avon library card. Applications will be mailed to residents who do not have a card.
Residents may call the library at 860-673-9712 to register. Ask for the homebound service at the Reference Desk. A staff member will assist with the selection of materials, and will arrange a convenient time for delivery and/or pickup of library materials. All circulating library materials may be delivered - these include books, music, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-Rays, or large print books. The lending period is the normal loan time, but users may call the Library to renew items if they are not on reserve.
This service is also available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, address, telephone number and library barcode number from the back of your library card.
A copier is available for public use. There is a charge of $.15 per page.
A FAX machine is also available. Payment by credit card is required before sending a fax. Fees are as follows:
Domestic: $1.75 for first page; $1.00 each additional page
International: $3.95 for first page; $3.45 each additional page
A public scanner is available for scanning documents to email, USB drive, Google Drive, or smartphone. The oversized flatbed scanner accepts documents up to ledger size.