Reading 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!
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!
Learning at Home
Hello Everyone! We invite you and your children to gather around and listen as Kari Ann shares her favorite stories.
How can you get access to book talk books?
Curbside pickupYou can request library items for contact-free curbside pickup.Option 1: Call the Library at 860-673-9712 to request/place holds on items. Once items are ready, you can call the Library to schedule an appointment for pickup.Option 2: Place a hold! Place your own holds from home in the Library Catalog. Once the items are ready, you will be notified, and you can call the Library to schedule an appointment for pickup.
Download the free Overdrive app. Download e-books, audio books and movies to your computer, mobile device, or eReader. You get a 3 week loan, with up to 10 checkouts at a time. Click here to learn more about Overdrive.
Download the free Hoopla app. Instantly borrow e-books and and audio books to your mobile device or tablet. You get up to to 6 checkouts per month. Checkout period is 3 weeks for books/audio books/graphic novels and comics. Click here to learn more about Hoopla.
The Children’s and Teen staff missed our annual summer reading visits.
We have created book talk videos about some of our favorite books.
Realistic Fiction books for kids and teens in Grades 5-8.
Science Fiction and Fantasy books for kids and teens in Grades 5-8.
Graphic Novel books for kids and teens in Grades 5-8.
Nonfiction books for kids and teens in Grades 5-8.
2021 Intermediate Nutmeg nominees for kids and teens in Grades 4-6
2021 Middle School Nutmeg nominees for kids and teens in Grades 7-8.
Mystery books for kids and teens in Grades 5-8.
Historical Fiction books for kids and teens in Grades 5-8.
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