Digitization Station

Do you have boxes of old photos and videos? Don’t let them get left behind! The Digitization Station can help preserve, organize, and share your memories.

Located in the computer area on the 1st floor, this computer station has:

  • DVD/VCR player and 8mm film converter to convert old home movies
  • Record/cassette player to convert old audio recordings
  • Flatbed scanner to scan images and slides
  • Floppy disk drive to access old computer files
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and GIMP to edit images
  • Adobe Premiere Elements to edit video
  • Audacity to edit audio
  • Microsoft Office for documents

Reserve your spot ahead of time at Reference Desk or call 860-673-9712, ext. 4.

Wifi

Wifi is available throughout the library and outside in the courtyard and parking lot. For best signal outside, park in the row of parking spaces nearest to the building.

Most standard wireless devices will connect automatically to the wireless network, but if you have any questions, ask for help at the Reference Desk.

Log in to Wifi

  1. Connect to the network: Avon Public Wireless
  2. If you have trouble connecting automatically, go to the address, 192.168.11.1 to sign in. You do not need a library card.

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Public Computers

By appointment only. Call the Reference Desk to make a 60 minute appointment: (860) 673-9712, ext. 4

  • PCs and Macs are available.
  • All computers have access to high speed internet, online research databases and the library catalog, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Save your documents to a USB drive, external disk, or the cloud.
  • Printing is available: $.15 per page for black & white, $.50 per page for color.

Internet Policy

Mango Languages

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.

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning (formerly LyndaLibrary).  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.

LinkedIn Learning can be accessed via an app on 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.

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

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