For Teens

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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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Teen Events

May Teen Writer’s Block

Online (Zoom 2-Kids and Teens) 281 Country Club Rd, Avon

This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. This group will be run by Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderful local science fiction and fantasy author. This month’s theme:  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We’ll discuss mental health in fiction, and how we can talk about the topic in our own writing. […]

Big Buddy sign up for SPRING 2021 BOOK BUDDIES

281 Country Club Rd, Avon

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 […]

Quills and Parchment: Teen Magazine Club

281 Country Club Rd, Avon

We are creating a teen magazine: with words and art by Avon teens. This is a group of teen editors planning different aspects of the magazine process.  This program is […]

Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Online: C2 Education 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza, Avon

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 […]

Thurs. 5/20 Teen Advisory Board meeting

Online (Zoom 2-Kids and Teens) 281 Country Club Rd, Avon

A great way to get your volunteers hours! May meeting is open to teens in Grades 8-12. Teens currently in 8th grade can attend 1 or both of the May […]