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

  • Paleoindian Public Programs Planned

     January 15, 2020 – Avon, CT – The Avon Historical Society, in partnership with the Town of Avon and the Avon Free Public Library, is pleased to invite the public to attend the first public presentation of the recently uncovered Brian D. Jones Paleoindian Site on Saturday, February, 15, 2020 (Snow Date – Saturday February 29th) at 5:00 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center, located at 635 West Avon Road. All are invited to attend to learn more about this history-making archaeological site.

    Members of the team from Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS) of Storrs, CT, Senior Archaeologists David Leslie and Sarah Sportman, will present the site’s background and their team’s preliminary findings, along with an understanding of those findings within the broader context of the Paleoindian period. The presentation will feature visual aids including drone photographs of the site and photographs of the artifacts. No artifacts will be available for viewing at this time.

    Doors will open at 4:15 p.m. on February 15th and capacity seating will be available. For more information please contact Terri Wilson at president@avonhistoricalsociety.org or leave a message at (860) 678-7621.

    Read the full press release here

    Join us for a second program on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 6:30 pm, “Archaeological finds within the Farmington Valley. (Snow date for this program: Thursday, 3/19/20, 6:30 pm) This program will be held at the Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, Ct 06001.

    Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, and Founder and Director of Farmington River Valley Archaeology Project, will share stories of the ancient people of the Farmington Valley, as discovered through various archeological projects. Learn about the numerous digs that have been completed in the area; find out what a “chert” is, and hear tales of villages, hunting encampments, and quarries use by the River Valley’s first settlers. Free, no registration. Recommended for high school age and up.

    This is a companion program to the Paleo-Indian Site presentation that will be held at the Avon Senior Center on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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January 2020

Teen Pizza Taste Off: Round 1 Wednesday 1/29

Wednesday, January 29 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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If registration is full: Come the day of the event: check in with Miss Marisa, and add your name to the waitlist. If teens don’t show up by 3:05 PM,  you can take an open spot. We won't do an online waitlist.  Sign up separately for EACH DAY you want to attend. Day 1 Wednesday Pizza Taste Off is January 29th, 3-4 PM* What is it? 3 days of blind taste testing local pizza places in and around Avon, CT. Today:…

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Teen Pizza Taste Off: Round 2 Thursday 1/30

Thursday, January 30 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Sign up separately for EACH DAY you want to attend. Day 2 Thursday Pizza Taste Off is January 30th, 3-4 PM* What is it? 3 days of blind taste testing local pizza places in and around Avon, CT. Today: sample 5 different slices of cheese pizza from different pizza places!  Space is limited. ONLY open to teens in Grades 7-12. Show up by 3:05 pm the day of the event or lose your spot to a waiting teen.     If registration is…

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Thursday, January 30 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, February 27, 2020

Children’s Art Studio, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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STEM+Art=Design! A club celebrating the intersection of art and STEM! Grades 5-8 Registration required.

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Teen Pizza Taste Off: Finale Friday 1/31

Friday, January 31 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Sign up separately for EACH DAY you want to attend. Day 3  Friday Pizza Taste Off Finale is Friday January 31st, 3-3:45 PM* What is it? 3 days of blind taste testing local pizza places in and around Avon, CT. Sample 5 different slices of cheese pizza from different pizza places!  Space is limited. ONLY open to teens in Grades 7-12. Show up by 3:05 pm the day of the event or lose your spot to a waiting teen.     If registration…

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February 2020

February’s Teen Readers Unite: HAVENFALL

Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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For teens in Grades 7-12. Time: Tues. February 4th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room. Sign up starts on Thurs. January 9th at 4 PM. Go to the 2nd Floor Kid's Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out. How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don't show up, then you have to return your copy. Summary of HAVENFALL…

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