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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 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.
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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Ever wonder about chess openings, winning strategies, and more? Learn from a pro! This club is open to those in grades 5-12. Games will be played on chess.com. A free account is needed to play. Kids under 13 need a parent's permission. Coach Joe Lessard from Team DIG USA will be a visiting coach every other meeting. He is a tournament player with a USCF rating of 1524. Then join Free Play meetings with Miss Danielle and friends! She's not…Find out more »
For grades 5-12. Knit, crochet, and sew with friends! Pick-up a free starter kit with a K-sized crochet needle, size 7 knitting needles, and a skein or two of yarn on Saturday, April 10 or Monday, April 12. Then join the virtual program over Zoom on Tuesday, April 13. Chit-chat about your fiber works project, or play fun word games while knitting away.Find out more »
Who: All ages! (ideal for school age, teen, adult, and seniors who are SUPER FANS of the musical HAMILTON) When: Tues. April 13th, (school vacation week) Time: 6:30-7:30pm Trivia: medium-hard level trivia for the Hamilton fan! Prize: honor, glory, & bragging rights Register to receive the Zoom link & answer sheet. Registration closes at 6pm Tues. 4/13, 30 minutes before the program begins.Find out more »
When: Wednesday April 14th, time 4:00-5:00 PM 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: Story openings...are tricky. Let’s look at different ways to start our stories and share examples from published books. Also, bring the opening paragraph of one of your own stories (if you want) for a group writing exercise. …Find out more »
We made the Winter 2020 Imagine Magazine a success. You asked to do it again, so let’s plan. This is a planning meeting! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm. The goal would be for a teen-lead magazine creation. You, the teens, brainstorm, create & write content, and edit the materials into a final product (with some assistance from your friendly librarians). This program is open to teens in Grades 7-12.Find out more »