For Teens

About the Teen Room

Teens in 7th grade-12th grade can come to the Teen Room, a space built just for teens.

During weekdays in the academic school year, 2:30-5:00 pm on school days, the Teen Room is only for teens in 7th-12th grade.

You can attend a fun program, read books & magazines, play games on our computers, play xBox One or Nintendo Switch, play checkers or chess, or just hang out with your friends.

Group Study rooms are a High School student only space where you can hang out with friends, work on a group project, or study.

Teen Room Rules

Below are the Teen Room rules and policies.

To use the Teen Room after school, each teen makes out a sign in card on their first visit and signs the back agreeing to the Library & Teen Area Rules:

  • I will respect other teens, staff, other patrons, with my words and actions.
  • I will follow Teen 4G structure in the Teen Room after school.
  • I will respect the Teen Room, the library property and grounds, and other’s property.
  • There is no ball playing/bike riding/skateboarding/any type of skating on library grounds.
  • I agree to: no swearing, no disrespectful or inappropriate language.
  • I agree to: no fighting, no rough housing, no hitting, throwing.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO BULLYING.
  • I agree to: no PDA (public display of affection): no kissing, no lying or sitting on others. Only one butt per chair.
  • I am required to wear appropriate clothing which includes always wearing shoes.
  • RESEALABLE DRINKS ONLY (twist cap drinks. No open cans). No 2 liter bottles/sharing of beverages.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed designated areas and designated times.
  • I will clean up after myself & others because having food & drink in the library is a privilege. NO food or drinks at the computers at any time.
  • When I am in the library building and grounds, I am held to the general library behavior policy.
  • Teens may receive up to 2 warnings, though at any time if teens violate any of these rules to poor choices, it will be grounds for being asked to leave the Teen Room as well as the library building AND their parent/guardian will be called.
  • Frequent misbehavior may result in a ban from the library grounds and loss of privileges.

Recurring Events & Programs

  • The Teen Room usually has 2-3 programs each week; teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to come to these fun & free events.
  • Every Friday (when there is school) there is a different drop in Teen Friday event. Sometimes it is a movie showing, trivia contest, Minute to Win It games, bingo, scavenger hunts, and much more.
  • Teen Readers Unite (TRU): During the school year there is a monthly teen book discussion. Teens in Grade 7-12 can sign up to snack and discuss this month’s title. We get advance reader copies of yet to be published teen books. Teens sign up at the 2nd floor Children’s Desk and pick up their book; if they read it and show up to discuss on book discussion day then they can keep the book. If you fail to show up, you must return the book.
  • Teen Games Unplugged happens multiple times a month, from 3-4 PM (unless other special programs occur that day). What is it? Teens play dynamic and fun group and board games.
  • Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of older teens in high school who meet and discuss how they want to shape the Teen Room. Teens snack and discuss future programs, which books to buy, as well as test out fun craft and game ideas before they become a program. TAB meets on a Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00 pm, usually towards the end of the month. TAB is a great way for high schoolers to get a fun & easy two hours of community service volunteer hours.

Teen News

  • Online SAT and ACT test prep with your library card!

    Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points.  Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.

    Each lesson is less than five minutes long and contains examples. After the lesson there is a short quiz prompting students to practice the strategies they have learned. All quizzes contain immediate feedback including a video explanation, an audio explanation, and a written explanation.

    Check out one a one week access pass with your Avon Library card and start studying today!  After the week is up, just check it out again if you want to continue your lessons.  First time users need to register with RBdigital, unless you already have a login from one of our other RBdigital services.

     

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October 2019

STEAM-Powered

Thursday, October 17 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 21, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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STEM+Art=Design! A club celebrating the intersection of art and STEM! Grades 5-8

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Teen Movie Day: Spider-Man Far From Home

Friday, October 18 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Come snack and watch Spider-Man Far From Home! This movie is rated PG13. Today: Friday October 18th, from 2:30-4:43 PM. Open to teens in Grades 7-12, no registration needed. Snacks for teens watching the movie. Just come to the 2nd Floor Teen Room!

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Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Tuesday September 24th, 6:00-8:00 PM Open to teens in Grades 9-12. What do we do? Snack and discuss future teen programs and test out games & program ideas. We will assemble a craft to sell at the November Kid’s Craft Fair and practice doing DIY zombie makeup before actual program on Friday October 25th, 3-4pm in the Teen Room! This month’s snack: TBD. Future meetings Tuesday evenings in…

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STEAM-Powered

Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 21, 2019

Computer Lab, 1st Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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STEM+Art=Design! A club celebrating the intersection of art and STEM! Grades 5-8

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New Big Buddy Orientation

Monday, October 28 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
White Room, 2nd Floor, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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TEENS: WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WANT TO READ TO CHILDREN? Join Book Buddies Teen Big Buddies, teens in Grades 7-12, read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3. Book Buddies will meet over 3 Thursdays in November and 1 Thursday in December 2019: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, and 12/5 (no meeting on 11/28, Thanksgiving). On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM. Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available all 4 dates!  …

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