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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.

 

  • Summer Reading Book Talks for 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.

    The Children’s and Teen staff missed our annual summer reading visits.

    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.

  • 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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November 2020

IGNITE: Investigating Plane Mishaps (Girls only, Grades 7-12)

Wednesday, November 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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IGNITE = Inspiring Girls IN Technology Exploration This program is Wed., November 4th, 4:00-5:00 PM for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12. (Boys and girls in Grades 5-12 can sign up here for the second half by going here) This month’s activity: Investigating aviation mishaps, understanding why parts fail... How would you do that? Where would you even start? Meet Hannah Piontek, an aviation materials engineer, to find out! Learn more about investigating airplanes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Gf_TdCSyM Want to know more? Sign up…

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Big Buddy teen volunteer signup for Fall 2020 Book Buddies

Thursday, November 5 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, November 6, 2020

Online, on your internet enabled device
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Fall 2020 Virtual Book Buddies! What is the Book Buddies program? Little Buddies (kids in Grades K-3), practice their reading skills on teen volunteers, Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with different teen big buddies. This program will meet on Zoom. We will play a group game for the first part of the meeting, then assign buddies to Breakout Reading Rooms. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read…

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Courtyard Checkout – Spooktacular Edition Rain Date

Friday, November 6 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Outdoor Courtyard, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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This is a rain date for Courtyard Checkout - Spooktacular Edition! If Oct. 30's Courtyard Checkout is rained out, join us on Nov. 6 for an outdoor selection of books and media for children and teens! Costumes encouraged!

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Friday, November 6 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test! 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.  We will offer this program twice a month, Friday: 10/30,  11/6,  11/20,  12/4,  12/18 Sign up required. Please register by Thursday 6pm, the day before the test. You will receive your custom exam link via email Friday morning.  Registrants will receive a link…

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Teen Book Talk Tuesday 11/10

Tuesday, November 10 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Want to hear about some good books and share what you’re reading? Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too! What is this month’s theme? GRAPHIC NOVELS! This program is for teens in Grades 7-12 What will we do? Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read. You are…

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