For Students & Teachers

  • A to Z Maps Online

    The world’s most comprehensive collection of downloadable maps including modern maps, historical maps, maps of exploration, geography games and video guides.  Available on library computers, or at home from the library’s website for Avon cardholders.

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  • AbdoZOOM Animals

    Young readers will explore 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content in depth! Animals can be easily filtered by geography, habitat, and classification. Topic tabs feature overviews, characteristics, life cycles, feeding habits, personality traits, history, and more. With read-along audio, beginning readers can go on an adventure with their favorite animals!

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  • AbdoZOOM Biographies

    With 160 compelling biographies to choose from, young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions. Each biography is broken down into easy-to-read, chronological sections, focusing on each person’s impact, early life, rise to fame, breakthrough, legacy, and more. Enjoy a diverse list of important figures from yesterday and today, including inventors, explorers, entertainers, athletes and activists.

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    Young readers can explore more than 100 topics through the lens of how they relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each topic is broken down into sections about the five STEAM categories. Plus, a special art project helps spur creativity. With read-along audio and colorful pictures, this database is a great introduction into the wide world of STEAM!

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  • BookFlix

    BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. It is published by Scholastic Inc.

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  • CultureGrams

    Reports on 187 countries and all 50 U.S. states, including background facts, history & government, social customs & lifestyle, religion, economy, holidays, education, transportation, and even recipes!

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    Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles handbooks and practice tests for driving permits, motorcycle licenses and commercial drivers licenses.

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  • Explora

    Explora is a dedicated search interface for students that covers all of our EBSCO databases. A simple search quickly delivers relevant results, including articles, essays, and primary source documents.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A collection of over 800 recent reference books in electronic format, covering the arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, medicine, science, and much more. Search by keyword across the entire collection, browse by topic, or select an individual book.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography Collection

    A collection of biographical e-books.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Science Collection

    A collection of e-books, including the Gale Encyclopedia of Science, covering several scientific disciplines.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Technology Collection

    A collection of e-books on current technologies, including cloud computing and electric cars.

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  • History Reference Center

    Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

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  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly

    Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning.  With your Avon Library card number and PIN, you can access more than 16,000 online courses in seven languages taught by expert instructors with real world experience.  Popular topics include leadership, project management, cloud computing, Microsoft products, and web development.

    For PIN problems or other technical support,  call the reference desk at 860-673-9712 x4.

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    App available: LinkedIn Learning is available in the App Store for both Android and iOS devices.  Download those from the Google Play or App Store.

    When using an app, you will be prompted for your library ID.  The library ID for Avon Free Public Library is afpl.

  • MagillOnLiterature Plus

    Produced by Salem Press, MagillOnLiterature Plus combines all of the quality content of both MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors in a fully integrated and enhanced single database. Contains biographical essays of the 2,500 most studied authors. More than 8,500 writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays are featured. More than 400 comprehensive essays on specific literary genres, themes and settings round out the collection. Includes a cross-referenced glossary of 1,800 literary words and phrases.

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  • Mango Languages

    Mango Languages teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun too! Free mobile apps, easy progress tracking and film based learning make it one of the most popular language learning programs.

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    Apps available in the App store for both iOS and Android devices.

  • Professional Development Collection

    Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals, provided by ResearchItCT.

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  • Salem Press Reference Shelf

    Online copies of some of our latest reference books. Login with your library card to access from home.

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