April Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Wednesday April 29th, 4:00-5:00 PM. Open to teens in Grades 7-12. This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the morning of April 29th.

It’s been a strange couple of months for all of us. Luckily, we can all get out of the house now…virtually! Let’s get together online and talk about some of the most unusual story settings we’ve ever thought up or read. Distant galaxies! Far-flung fantasy kingdoms! Dark futuristic dystopias! Australia! 😉  (Sorry Australians, no offense meant…)
If you have a short piece of work that you want to share, and which gives us a window to one of your worlds, bring it along!
This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 4/28 What Are You Reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading.

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

This week Miss Marisa will book talk teen realistic fiction and historical fiction titles on Overdrive and Hoopla!

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 4/14, 4/21, 4/28. Sign up separately for each event you’d like to attend.

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event on the day you signed up. Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

 

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 4/21 What Are You Reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

This week Miss Marisa will book talk teen science fiction and fantasy titles on Overdrive and Hoopla!

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 4/14, 4/21, 4/28. Sign up separately for each event you’d like to attend:

click here to sign up for Tues. April 28th, 4-5 PM.

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program. Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 4/14 What Are You Reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 4/14, 4/21, 4/28. Sign up separately for each event you’d like to attend:

Click here to sign up for Tues. April 21st, 4-5 PM and click here to sign up for Tues. April 28th, 4-5 PM.

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program. Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

 

 

Listen to The Book Jam, the new teen and middle grade podcast!

Do you want to hear about great middle grade and teen books recommendations?
Listen to The Book Jam! It features our own Marisa, the Teen Librarian from Avon Free Public Library and Mary, the Adult and Teen Services Librarian from Colchester Public Library. 
They talk about books! What kind of books? Young Adult, Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, and genres of all different kinds: realistic, science fiction, fantasy, LGBTQ+, and more! 
Where can you listen? More options will be added in the future! Search for “The Book Jam”
Click here to listen via Anchor.fm
Click here to listen via Spotify

Canceled – Teen BINGO

You know how to play BINGO, but we’ll show you some new ways to play. Candy! Prizes!

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

Drop in

March’s Teen Readers Unite: over 20 titles to choose from!

For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Tues. March 10th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

THIS month will be unique because you will have about 20+ choices of books.
We have books that are for grades 7-9, books for grades 9-12, and all types of genres: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic, and romance!

Sign up for the book YOU want to read. You will be the only one to read it. Everyone will get to talk about their book. If you want to hunt and find the perfect title for you, this is YOUR month to sign up!

Sign up starts on Tues. February 4th, at 4 PM and goes on until all books are gone.
Where to go: the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

Children’s Craft Fair Vendor Sign Up

Sign up to be a vendor at the Kids Summer Craft Fair
100% kids made crafts only please
12 pm – 1 pm for set up
Craft Fair is from 1-3 pm

HOW TO SIGN UP: Please sign up in person at the 2nd Floor Kid’s Reference Desk OR please call (860) 673-9712 ext 240. Please be ready to state what your child is making!
Be sure to bring your own supplies, including: money for change and a price sheet

Teen Lock In

Anual Teen Library Lock In:

What is it? The library closes at 5pm…this is an after hours teen library event! The theme is ALIEN INVASION.

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

When: Friday August 2nd, from 7 pm- 11 PM.

Drop off between 6:45-7:05 PM. This is a high demand event. If you show up past 7:05 PM, then your spot will be given to a waitlisted teen who is present.

Pick up: 11 pm.

What will we do? We will have a lot of fast paced competitive games and activities. We will have a snack midway through. Lots of chances to earn Library Loot!

*Please note ALL food sensitivities when registering*

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for running or moving fast.