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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.
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.
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.
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.fmClick here to listen via Spotify
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.
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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AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours! Two meetings in October: Tuesday October 27th, 5:00-6:00 PM Open to teens in Grades 9-12. What do we do at Tuesday's meeting? This month we will take nominations for TAB officers, listen to book summaries and vote on which books to buy and add to the Teen Room collection, as well as work on creating 12 trivia questions and answers for November's Teen Trivia Friday. Click…Find out more »
Fall 2020 Virtual Book Buddies! What is the Book Buddies program? Little Buddies (kids in Grades K-3), practice their reading skills on teen volunteers, Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with different teen big buddies. This program will meet on Zoom. We will play a group game for the first part of the meeting, then assign buddies to Breakout Reading Rooms. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read…Find out more »
AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours! Thursday October 29th, 5:00-6:00 PM Open to teens in Grades 9-12. What do we do at Tuesday's meeting? This month we will take nominations for TAB officers, listen to book summaries and vote on which books to buy and add to the Teen Room collection, as well as work on creating 12 trivia questions and answers for November's Teen Trivia Friday. Click here to sign up for…Find out more »
Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test! 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. We will offer this program twice a month, Friday: 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18 Sign up required. Please register by Thursday 6pm, the day before the test. You will receive your custom exam link via email Friday morning. Registrants will receive a link…Find out more »
This event is fair weather only! Rain Date: November 6 Browse an outdoor selection including: ~ Children’s books, DVDs & audio books ~ Teen books, DVDs & graphic novels YOU MUST: –bring your library card –wear a mask –bring a bag (we are not providing them) –maintain good social distancingFind out more »