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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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January 2021

January Teen Readers Unite

Tuesday, January 19 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU) This discussion will occur on Google Meet. Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft (no more copies of this title) AND The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney (still copies available). How does this work: 1. Register for this event. 2. Email mhicking@libraryconnection.info to arrange a time to get your book from Curbside Pickup table. Curbside Pickup table hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-6:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-4:30 PM. 3. Read the book and show…

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Introduction to Islam (virtual course)

Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Course Description: Islam is a belief system held by over one billion people.. Yet, little is taught about its core beliefs, texts, and rituals. This course seeks to fill this need by introducing Non-Muslims to Islam and Muslim communities. It is designed to engage students on Islam in our present context. What does it mean to be Muslim in America? Where are Muslims communities? To answer such questions, this three week module will cover the topic Islam in America. Attention will…

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The Legacy of 1619: Film Discussions About Race in Contemporary America

Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 21, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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The Legacy of 1619: Film Discussions About Race in Contemporary America. Please view these films ahead of time, by borrowing or streaming them from the library or your favorite online service.  Then join our discussion, led by two local scholars. Please register once for the entire series. Zoom links will be sent out before each discussion. Our discussion leaders: Dr. Martha C. Brackeen-Harris is a retired educator with over 40 years of extensive experience in working with students and adults in a…

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January Teen Trivia Friday

Friday, January 22 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. 1/22,  3:45-4:45 PM We will ask 4-6 questions on a grab bag of 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!

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Friday, January 22 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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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 a month, Friday: 1/5, 1/19, and  2/12, 2/26, and 3/9, 3/23 Please register by Thursday 6pm, the day before the test. You will receive your custom exam link via email Friday afternoon directly from C2 Education. Registrants will receive a…

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