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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.
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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Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 This month’s theme is: SHARING AND FEEDBACK Bring a story you’re working on and share a page or two; get feedback from the group. (You can just listen and help with feedback if you prefer.) This meeting will be held via Google Meet. Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks. You will receive the Google Meet link when registering and a reminder with the link the day before the program. This group is…Find out more »
For kids and teens in Grades 5-8 Sign up required to get the Zoom link. You will get the Zoom link Wednesday night, 11/11, the day before the program. What is Reader's Theater Remix? It is a fun program where kids and teens will each get their own part in a short story or picture book. We will practice our dramatic reading and acting skills and then read through it again with a fun challenge (ex. do it angrily, do…Find out more »
Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU) This discussion will occur on Google Meet. *copies are limited!* BUT we have 1 Avon Library copy you can check out with your library card so you don't miss out. How does this work: 1. Register for this event. 2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment). 3. Read the book and show up to the…Find out more »
AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours! Two meetings in November: Thursday 11/19, 5:00-6:00 PM and Tuesday 11/24, 5:00-6:00 PM This is the Thursday 11/19 meeting. Open to teens in Grades 9-12. What do we do at our meetings? This month we will have new books and manga to vote on buying for the Teen Room, work on making trivia questions for Friday Teen Trivia and more. Click here to sign up for the Tuesday…Find out more »
The Avon Free Public Library Invites You to a Free 30 minute Webinar Successful Study Skills 4 Students 8 Ways to Keep Your Student Focused, On-Track, and On-Task in the New Learning Environment For parents of students in 4th to 12th grades In a 30-minute webinar, parents are invited to learn a few tips, tools, and strategies to support their student’s learning, whether they are attending school remotely or hybrid. When: Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm How: Receive a Zoom link when you register…Find out more »