Avon Library is closely monitoring news about the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Connecticut and is in contact with the Town of Avon and the Farmington Valley Health District to plan our response. As the situation is changing rapidly, our response may change as well, so please check our website, social media accounts, or call the library at 860-673-9712 for the most up to date information.
Effective Monday, March 16 we will be closed to the public until at least April 20. This closure is in conjunction with the Avon Public Schools and the Avon Senior Center and is intended to limit the community transmission of the virus. Following the Governor’s order for non-essential workers to stay home, staff will not be at the library regularly, but we will still be available to respond to email and voicemail messages.
Our bookdrops remain open to return materials, but all due dates have been extended to May 1, and no overdue fines will be charged during the time the library is closed.
The library offers a variety of virtual services, including downloads of e-books, e-audio, digital magazines and streaming video. Our online databases are available for research 24/7 with a valid library card and you may call or email the library with reference questions or other inquiries.
Additional authoritative and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 coronavirus is available through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine. The Connecticut State Department of Public Health also has state-specific information.