Book Clubs

The Avon Library has a variety of book clubs and book discussion groups that meet throughout the year.  The basics are outlined below.

Author events are listed on our Local Author Page

For Adults

Contact the reference department for details on these book discussions.

If your book club needs help selecting books, or would like us to borrow titles for you, let us know!

International Book Discussion

One Monday each month at 2 pm

A librarian-led group discussing fictional books set internationally.

Silent Book Club

One Monday each month at 6 pm

For adults and teens in grades 10 and up (Spring meetings) & adults and teens in grades 11 and up (Summer and Fall meetings).

A low pressure group that meets for silent reading time with a book of your choosing. Feel free to stay and chat about your book after the meeting if you’d like!

For upcoming dates:

Psychological Thriller Book Discussion

One Tuesday each month at 7 pm

A librarian-led group discussing psychological thrillers.

*On break until April 2024*

Morning Book Club

One Wednesday each month at 10:30 am

A self-led group discussing a variety of genres.

For upcoming dates:



For Kids & Teens:

Nutmeg Narwhals

For grades 2 – 3.

Kids read and discuss elementary Nutmeg nominees and engage in an activity related to the book.

Kid Readers Unite (KRU)

For grades 4 – 6.

Kids read and discuss advance reader copies (ARCs) of teen books!


Teen Readers Unite (TRU)

Teens in grades 7 – 12.

Teens read and discuss advance reader copies (ARCs) of teen books!

Download our new Library Connection app!

The Library Connection Mobile app gives you access to many of Avon Library’s resources, all in one place.  Store a digital copy of your library card, search our catalog and place holds, check your library account, see upcoming library events and more!  Download the app by going to the Android Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for Library Connection Mobile.

Launch the app and then enter your library card number and PIN to get started. For assistance, please ask at the Reference Desk or reach out by phone (860-673-9712 x4) or via email.

Learning to read at home: the Sundance Collection

The Avon Free Public Library Children’s Department is happy to announce that our beginning readers “dot books” (orange, pink and purple) also called the Sundance Collection is now available on the Avon Free Public Library website under For Children. It’s the first link on the top! Remember these books? You can now access them digitally!

orange dot, easy to read basket      pink dot, easy    purple dot, hardest

In order to correctly gain access to the Sundance Collection,you will have to go to this link and click the blue registration button. You will be asked to set up your own account with the usual information, but make sure to put in our Sundance registration ID, 01621528 before entering everything else in and clicking continue. If you did everything right, you should be able to login to your account and read this awesome collection of easy reading books. Read on and enjoy!


eGO is the Connecticut State Library’s statewide library eBook platform. Gain access to digital resources for all ages, including eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Choose from more than 25,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks on the Palace Project app, the Connecticut State Library’s free app, with any Connecticut library card.  For Avon Library cardholders, the Palace Project app will also provide access to Avon Library’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks available from Overdrive.

Please note, the SimplyE app is no longer available for use with the State Library’s e-content collection.

For most items in the collection:

  • 3 week loan period
  • Up to 3 checkouts and 5 holds at a time

Get the Palace Project app


Gather Around, it’s time to hear a story!

Hello Everyone! We invite you and your children to gather around and listen as Kari Ann shares story.

Presented by the Farmington Valley Podcast Network.

fox family

Why the beetle has a gold coat

Night of the Tatu

Mother Frog and her 12 children

Juan Tamad and the rice pot

I Stink

Don’t Fidget a Feather

Maria and Stingy Baker

Tops and Bottoms

King Midas and the Golden Touch

Why Cats and Dogs are not the Best of Friends

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes  

The Bird with Golden Feathers


Gather around, it’s time for a story!

We are happy to bring you a new podcast produced by the Farmington Valley Podcast Network, we invite you and your children to follow along or practice listening skills as Kari Ann reads “The Bird with Golden Feathers: a story from South Africa,” by Barbara Baumgartner. Click here to listen to the story.

This story is from Good As Gold: stories of values from around the world / Barbara Baumgartner, Illustrated by Amanda Hall.  London: DK, c1998. 


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