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.
A to Z World Food
Over 1,400 food culture articles and recipes from 174 countries around the world.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles handbooks and practice tests for driving permits, motorcycle licenses and commercial drivers licenses.
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.
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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography Collection
A collection of biographical e-books.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Science Collection
A collection of e-books, including the Gale Encyclopedia of Science, covering several scientific disciplines.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Technology Collection
A collection of e-books on current technologies, including cloud computing and electric cars.
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.
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.
Mango Languages’s PhD-created and linguist-approved software 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.
Method Test Prep for the ACT/SAT
Comprehensive self-paced online program proven to raise scores. Borrow a 7-day pass with your Avon Library card to start studying now!
With a 7-day pass, you’ll arrive at the Method Test Prep homepage with full access to all of their content. When your access expires, you can always return to RBdigital to checkout another 7-day pass.
If you have registered for other RBdigital services (e-books, e-audio, Qello, etc.) you can use the same login.
Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals, provided by ResearchItCT.
Salem Press Reference Shelf
Online copies of some of our latest reference books. Login with your library card to access from home.
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. It is published by Scholastic Inc.
TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.
TrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. TrueFlix is based on the True Books print series published by Children’s Press, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing.
Tumble Book Library
This K-6 children’s ebook collection has over 1100 titles and includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.
For grades K-6:
Educators have long known that one of the most effective ways to teach math concepts, especially to reluctant learners, is by using stories and literature.
TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.
The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.