Library News

Support Farmington Valley Farms open during COVID-19

It’s too early for our farmers market, but you can still support our Farmington Valley Farms (and avoid the grocery store!) Click on the farm’s name for a link to their homepage/website.
Their farm store is open at 510 Main Street in New Hartford from 12-5pm. Check their facebook page for the latest details.  The farm itself is closed to the public
They have Sweet Pea Cheese in stock!
Text orders to 860-294-9812
Accepting orders for the Easter holiday season.
Menu is show to the right, as is the contact information.

 

Offering free delivery!

 

Sub Edge Farm (from the early years of our market)
The farm-shop at Sub Edge Farm, 199 Town Farm Road, Farmington, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6. Right now we have our pasture-raised eggs, forest raised pork, stew hens and honey. We also have local milk, cheese, pickles, pasta, jam and other items. CSA shares are also available. More info can be found on our website at subedgefarm.com/csa

 

The farm is open 7am-7pm
151 East St., North Granby

 

Doing curbside pickup, at their 418 Milford Street, Burlington, store, plus delivery for Bristol and Burlington right now. Here is the site for online orders.

 

Remote access to the genealogy database Ancestry

Avon Library’s subscription to Ancestry, one of the premier genealogy databases, is normally only accessible from within the library.  During during the current crisis, however, Ancestry is offering library cardholders remote access to their collection of 20 billion records and 100 million family trees.  Take advantage of this to start researching your family’s history today.  Have your library card handy and log in here or visit our Research tab to see all of Avon Library’s online history and genealogy resources.

Remote access to Ancestry is available until April 30, 2020.

Introducing hoopla Bonus Borrows!

Social distancing means more time for reading, listening, and binge watching.  If you have exhausted your hoopla borrows for the month, we have you covered!
The bonus borrows categories in hoopla offer hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks to download, plus dozens of movies, TV shows, and music albums to stream. And none of it counts towards your monthly hoopla borrowing limit.
Log into hoopla today and start reading, watching, or listening!  Find Bonus Borrow collections in the Category section on the hoopla website or in the Genre section of the app.
Bonus Borrows will be available until April 30, 2020.

SURVEY: How can the Library help you while we’re closed?

During these unpredictable times, the Avon Free Public Library is closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but we are available online at www.avonctlibrary.info.

We want you to have access to the information and tools you need, and we want to hear from you:
What can we do to help you through these times? Please share your thoughts in this quick survey.

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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 currently issuing library card numbers by email while we are closed to the public.  You will then have full access to all of our e-resources including eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and more!

Please send an email to librarycards@avonctlibrary.info to request your library card number!  Staff will be working remotely from home, and will respond to your email within 24-48 hours.

Once we re-open to the public, you will need to visit the library in person (with photo ID and proof of residency) to pick up your library card – and we will be so happy to see you!  Our hope is that by having access to all of our online resources, it will provide some degree of entertainment, enrichment and comfort during this stressful time.

Miss music concerts? Stream them from home!

Qello Concerts is the only place to watch over 1,700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It’s the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It’s like a never-ending concert ticket.

And now it is available free with your Avon Library card!

Go to www.rbdigital.com/avonct/service/qello to sign up for your free account

Watch the world’s largest collection of on-demand full-length performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Stingray Qello transforms your connected devices into the ultimate live concert video experience. Give your favorite headliners a standing ovation from the best seat in the house anywhere, anytime!

Get your front seat to shows by Queen, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Carlos Santana, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Heart, Beyoncé, Bob Marley, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi, Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons, and so many more. Billboard Magazine described Stingray Qello as “A Super-Hip Netflix for Concert Films.”

You can stream Qello anywhere you have an internet connection. Watch Qello Concerts on your smartphone with Android or Apple apps, on your computer, or on the big screen with Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV,  and more.

Kids: learn from home with AbdoZOOM

Kids: learn from home!
Access a world of information with your AFPL library card!
View all of our educational web apps just for kids right here.
Young readers will explore 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content in depth!
With 160 compelling biographies to choose from, young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions.
Young readers can explore more than 100 topics through the lens of how they relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

COVID-19 and Library Services: Avon Library will be closed to the public until at least April 20

Avon Library is closely monitoring news about the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Connecticut and is in contact with the Town of Avon and the Farmington Valley Health District to plan our response.  As the situation is changing rapidly, our response may change as well, so please check our website, social media accounts, or call the library at 860-673-9712 for the most up to date information.

Effective Monday, March 16 we will be closed to the public until at least April 20.  This closure is in conjunction with the Avon Public Schools and the Avon Senior Center and is intended to limit the community transmission of the virus.  Following the Governor’s order for non-essential workers to stay home, staff will not be at the library regularly, but we will still be available to respond to email and voicemail messages.

Our bookdrops remain open to return materials, but all due dates have been extended to May 1, and no overdue fines will be charged during the time the library is closed.

The library offers a variety of virtual services, including downloads of e-books, e-audio, digital magazines and streaming video.  Our online databases are available for research 24/7 with a valid library card and you may call or email the library with reference questions or other inquiries.

Additional authoritative and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 coronavirus is available through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine.  The Connecticut State Department of Public Health also has state-specific information.