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Stay connected and up to date with Teen and Middle Grade book recommendations. You can also reach out via messenger to Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, if you’d like to chat or get personalized book recommendations, or just to talk.

 

  • Reading Book Talks for Grades 5-8

    Great books for you to check out and read!

    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.

    How can you get access to book talk books?

    Curbside pickup

    You 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.

    Overdrive

    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.

    Hoopla

    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.

  • What Do I Read? Teens Suggest Titles For You

    Do you love to read teen books but you have run out of new things to read? Read what the teens of Avon Free Public Library recommend.

  • Listen to The Book Jam, the new teen and middle grade podcast!

    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”
    Click here to listen via Anchor.fm
    Click here to listen via Spotify

  • GET A LIBRARY CARD, EVEN THOUGH WE’RE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC!

    All Avon residents in need of a library card – you’re in luck!  We are issuing library card numbers by email during our scheduled hours while we are closed to the public. 

  • Get your homework done with Salem Press Online Reference Shelf

    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.

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April 2021

Chess Club Online

Monday, April 19 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 26, 2021

Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Ever wonder about chess openings, winning strategies, and more? Learn from a pro! This club is open to those in grades 5-12. Games will be played on chess.com. A free account is needed to play. Kids under 13 need a parent's permission. Coach Joe Lessard from Team DIG USA will be a visiting coach every other meeting. He is a tournament player with a USCF rating of 1524. Then join Free Play meetings with Miss Danielle and friends! She's not…

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4/20 Teen Readers Unite: As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper

Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom 2-Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU) Title: As Far As You'll Take Me by Phil Stamper This title is recommended for ages 13+. Program open to teens in Grades 7-12. Sign up required to get the book and the Zoom link. How does this work: 1. Pick the day & time you will get the book from the Curbside Pickup table WHEN you register! (If you miss your Curbside Pickup date, you will have to email mhicking@libraryconnection.info to reschedule). Curbside Pickup…

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Big Buddy sign up for SPRING 2021 BOOK BUDDIES

Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Spring 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies! (if you want to sign your child in Grades K-3 up to be a Little Buddy, go here) Time: 4:00-5:00 PM  Dates: Thursday April 22, 29, and Thursday May 6, 13. Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings! Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids! What is the…

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Thursday, April 22 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, 4/22, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students…

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April Teen Trivia Friday

Friday, April 23 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Trivia Friday! Fri.  4/23,  3:45-4:45 PM We will ask 6 questions on a grab bag of 8 different categories. Open to teens in Grades 7-12. This meeting will be held via Zoom. Sign up required. Get the Zoom link when you register!   Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information for safety issues. If we are unable to confirm information, you will not be let in the day of the program.…

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