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!

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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

 

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Scavenger Hunts and BINGO Boards!

At Home Scavenger Hunts

Birds Scavenger Hunt

I Spy Spring

Colors of the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

Flowers of the Season Scavenger Hunt

 

Driving Tours Scavenger Hunts

Let’s Go for a Drive

Let’s Go for a Drive and See the Statues!

Let’s Go for a Drive and See Avon!

Let’s Go for a Drive and See the Road Signs!

 

Bingo Boards

Skywatching Bingo

STEAM BINGO

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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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Kids: learn from home with AbdoZOOM

Kids: learn from home!
Access a world of information with your AFPL library card!
View all of our educational web apps just for kids right here.
Young readers will explore 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content in depth!
With 160 compelling biographies to choose from, young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions.
Young readers can explore more than 100 topics through the lens of how they relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
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Imagine: Avon tween & teen magazine

See your work in print in AFPL’s art and literary magazine for tweens and teens! Accepting submissions from grades 5-12.

Flash fiction stories may be up to 1000 words.
Art, poetry, games, and more must be 1 page or under.

28 creators will be featured!

Submissions are open to participants in the Teen Writing Block, TRU, TAB, Tween Art, the Creative Circle, the Book-ish Club, and Open Art Studio.

Sign-up by April 13 for priority placement!
Submissions accepting now through April 20

 

TAB members only!
Volunteer to be a junior editor! Work with library staff to submit your work and determine the magazine’s look and feel! Work with other creators to help them tell their story! Apply here.

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A to Z Maps Online

The world’s most comprehensive collection of downloadable maps including modern maps, historical maps, maps of exploration, geography games and video guides.  Available on library computers, or at home from the library’s website for Avon cardholders.

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