August Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon and MATCH MADE IN MEHENDI by Nandini Bajpai

Time: Tues. 8/13, 4-5 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 7/9.

If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk and ask. 

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

Teen Cupcake Wars

Teen Cupcake Wars

What is it? You choose your teammates. Get premade frosting, get mystery ingredient challenge, test your decorating prowess! Eat lots of cupcakes! Earn lots of Library Loot!

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 only. Limited spots, sign up required.

When: Thurs. 7/25 from 5-8 PM

This is a high demand event. If you show up past 5:05 PM, then your spot will be given to a waitlisted teen who is present. Please only sign up if you can attend the whole program.

*Please note any food sensitivities when registering* Not recommended for teens with multiple or highly sensitive allergies*

Teen Eat Like An Astronaut

Are you brave enough to come and taste the food that real astronauts would eat?

We will eat M.R.E.s (meals ready to eat), some might be delicious, some might not be, are you willing to try? Put your stomach where your mouth is!

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

When: 2-3:30 PM

Where: Storytime Room

Sign up required, space is limited!

Not recommended for teens with food sensitivities and allergies.

Children’s Life-Size Candy Land: 4th-6th Grade

You and your partner are the game pieces in this LIFE-SIZE Candy Land.

You will both complete mini challenges and games while racing to the Candy Castle and earning lots of candy!

Open to kids entering Grades 4th-6th (only)

When: 3-4 PM

Where: Community Room

Sign up required, space is limited!

*When signing up, please note any food sensitivities child has*

Children’s LIFE SIZE CANDYLAND: 1st-3rd Grade

You and your partner are the game pieces in this LIFE-SIZE Candy Land.

You will both complete mini challenges and games while racing to the Candy Castle and earning lots of candy!

Open to kids entering Grades 1st-3rd ONLY

When: 1:30-2:30 PM

Where: Community Room

Sign up required, space is limited!

*When signing up, please note any of child’s food sensitivities*

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: Tues. 2/19, 5-6 PM Teen Readers Unite book discussion

New rescheduled date due to snow: Tuesday February 19th,  5:00 pm- 6:00 PM

February Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Old date: Tuesday February 12th

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

We will discuss: WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Sarah Henstra and AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE by Erin Gough on Tuesday February 12th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Thursday January 10th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

Summaries:

WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES: Jonathan Hopkirk and Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship…and each other.

AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE:

Harriet is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will is a troublemaker. When a staff’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up: pulling  pranks and creating the legendary Amelia Westlake–an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But everyone wonders who is Amelia Westlake?–and between Harriet and Will, how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?

Wednesday Teen Pizza Taste Off

Register to save your seat. Sign up separately for EACH DAY you want to attend.

Space is limited. ONLY open to teens in Grades 7-12. Show up by 3:05 pm the day of the event or lose your spot to a waiting teen.

What is it? 3 days of blind taste testing local pizza places in and around Avon, CT.

Wednesday Pizza Taste Off (4 mystery pizzas) is Wed. February 6th, 3-4 PM.

This event is made possible by the Friends of the Avon Library.

 

If registration is full: come the day of, check in with Miss Marisa, and add your name to the waitlist. If teens don’t show up by 3:05 PM,  you can take an open spot.

Family Holiday Night: Graham Cracker ‘Gingerbread House’ and Card Making!

Register for  our holiday Family Holiday Night!

When: Wednesday December 19th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: 1st Floor Community Room, Avon Free Public Library

Who can come? ALL ages are welcome! 0-100+ can enjoy this fun event!

What are we doing?

Take some time with your loved ones to create your own graham cracker ‘gingerbread house.’

We will also have card making supplies for you to create thoughtful cards for veterans, seniors citizens, and those in children’s hospitals.

All supplies provided for both cards and house making.

This joint program put on by the Avon Youth Services Bureau and Avon Free Public Library

 

Teen Games Unplugged

Open for teens in Grades 7-12. Drop in to the Teen Room.

Today’s program is from 3:00-4:00 PM.

Come play fun board and group games like: Superfight, We Did Not Playtest This, Telestrations, Exploding Kittens, and more.

Candy for participating & winning!

 

Teen Games Unplugged

Open for teens in Grades 7-12. Drop in to the Teen Room.

Today’s program is from 3:00-4:00 PM.

Come play fun board and group games like: Superfight, We Did Not Playtest This, Telestrations, Exploding Kittens, and more.

Candy for participating & winning!