Avon Library is excited to announce a new online test preparation resource available with your Avon Library card. Mometrix e-Library has the largest catalog of any test preparation publisher, now offering over 3,500 products covering over 1,500 different standardized exams. With your Avon Library card, you can access a curated collection of 50 different online test preparation resources for college admissions and placement, graduate and professional schools, occupational licenses, and career advancement.
Test prep tips, digital flashcards, and sample exams area available for a variety of standardized tests including the ACT, AP, and SAT college entrance exams, the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT graduate school exams, and various professional exams for careers in fields such as public safety, social work, teaching, and transportation. Mometrix e-Library also has employment resources including interview and resume tips. Your Avon Library barcode from your library card is required to login to Mometrix e-Library from outside of Avon Library’s network.
See all of Avon Library’s online job and career resources by clicking here, or go to the Research tab of our website to browse all of our online databases and learning platforms.
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.
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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
Teen Tuesday Book Talks happen every Tuesday from 4/14-5/19.
Here are the teen recommended books & recommendations from Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian from a past Book Talk Tuesday.
If you have questions or want to suggest a title to add to Overdrive email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Recommend Titles & Readalikes By Miss Marisa:
Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. Available via Hoopla (audio) Overdrive (ebook & audio). 3 different points of view. Written for adults.
The teen reader says:
- A story of 3 female spies in WWII
- Mystery, danger, and deception
- There is a little bit of romance
IF you liked Lost Girls of Paris…because of the spies and WWII, you might also like: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (she has a prequel and a sequel to Core Name Verity). Available via Overdrive (ebook)
- WWII Paris, France: two young women set off on a spy mission from England
- Plane crash and Nazis take one of the women for interrogation
- Find out the past, who is who and whose story can you trust?
If you like historical fiction in general, you might like The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. Available via Hoopla (audio) Historical fiction, action, and romance.
- 1840, Georgia: Chinese girl named Jo secretly lives in a basement, with a mysterious past
- She dreams of a better life, and not that of a lady’s maid
- What if she she secretly starts an advice column for the newspaper challenging fixed ideas about race and gender.
As Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco. Available via Hoopla (ebook & audio). Sequel comes out in 2021!
From the teen reader:
- Subtle gay/queer
- ICE (immigration) crosses magical lines
IF you liked As Wicked As You Wish…you might like: Havenfall by Sara Holland. Available via Overdrive (ebook). LGBTQIA+ fantasy.
- An inn: safe haven between four magical realms
- A girl sworn to protect it — at any cost
- A murdered body is found, she’s now in charge of the Inn and of finding out long buried secrets…
IF you liked As Wicked As You Wish…you might like: The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski. Available via Overdrive (ebook & audio).
- LGBTQIA+ romantic fantasy
- Lower status girl keeps a dangerous magical secret
- Learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (book 2 in Letters to the Lost series). NOT owned in Hoopla or Overdrive, BUT if it sounds interesting, email me OR look it up in Overdrive and recommend we buy! 13+
Teen readers says:
- kids who are dealing with family issues
- realistic fiction
IF you liked More Than We Can Tell….you might like: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. Available via Overdrive (ebook)
- A beloved used bookstore where people leave mysterious love letters….
- A love story between a boy and a girl
- Then a girl moves away, and comes and back grieving her brother’s death
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe. Available via Hoopla (ebook & audio) Overdrive (ebook). Nonfiction, written for adults, but a great read for all.
Teen reader says:
- This is NOT a textbook AND it has comics & pictures
- Started from the author & a friend arguing about what would happen if a bullet got struck by lightning, and they agreed” it needed to be resolved. The author liked questions like this so much he started What If.
Do you want to hear about great middle grade and teen books recommendations?
Listen to The Book Jam! It features our own Marisa, the Teen Librarian from Avon Free Public Library and Mary, the Adult and Teen Services Librarian from Colchester Public Library.
They talk about books! What kind of books? Young Adult, Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, and genres of all different kinds: realistic, science fiction, fantasy, LGBTQ+, and more!
Where can you listen? More options will be added in the future! Search for “The Book Jam”
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.
When you need research to support your school work, Salem Press Reference can help. The Library has a range of topics that are available in print for use in the library or online at Salem Press Online Reference Shelf from anywhere.
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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