August Middle Grade Book Talk Monday

Who can sign up? Kids entering Grades 4, 5, and 6 in Fall 2020.

What will we do? Each child will have 2-3 minutes to share about 1-2 books they are reading or have recently read.

It can be any type of kid’s book type: realistic, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel book for kids!

When will this happen? Monday August 17th, 3:30-4:30 PM (we might go a little over time IF a lot of kids want to talk about their great reads!)

How do I sign up? Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. DON’T use: @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Monday 8/17 program.

Please click on the link to join the meeting between 3:25-3:30 PM.

 

Want to sign up for July’s Middle Grade Monday on 7/20? Click here!

Virtual Teen Writer’s Block: HARRY POTTER Edition

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12  in Fall 2020 (and Class of 2020 graduated seniors).

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks.  Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the morning of July 29th.

This program is perfect if you like to laugh, write, and love the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

This time, we will use a flash fiction game to help give you ideas for what to write about.

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.

If you want to sign up for the August Virtual Teen Writer’s Block, click here to sign up for 8/12. 

 

7/23 Summer Book Buddies Little Buddy

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign up separately for each week. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3!

Choose your reading time: 

4-4:30 PM OR 4:30-5 PM

Great! Who can sign up?

*UPDATE: now for kids entering Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Do you have siblings? Great! Each one can be signed up for their own time slots, 4-4:30 and 4:30-5 PM.

How will this program be held?

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting. An adult should be nearby during the child’s reading session.

Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded and a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

 

Who are the Big Buddies?

Big Buddies will be teen volunteers entering Grades 7-12.

We’re out of books!

If you need books, place a Curbside Pickup order! Either places holds on the items you want from your home computer OR call (860) 673 9712, ext 240 to ask the Children’s Department staff to pull items to put on hold for you to then pickup from our Curbside service.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/9 Book Buddies 

and 

Click here to sign up for 7/16 Book Buddies. 

July Middle Grade Book Talk Monday

Who can sign up? Kids entering Grades 4, 5, and 6 in Fall 2020.

What will we do? Each child will have 2-3 minutes to share about 1-2 books they are reading or have recently read.

It can be any type of kid’s book type: realistic, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel book for kids!

When will this happen? Monday July 20th, 3:30-4:30 PM (we might go a little over time IF a lot of kids want to talk about their great reads!)

How do I sign up? Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. DON’T use: @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Monday 7/20 program.

Please click on the link to join the meeting between 3:25-3:30 PM.

Want to sign up for August’s Middle Grade Monday book talk? Click here!

7/16 Summer Book Buddies Little Buddy

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign up separately for each week. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3!

Choose your reading time: 

4-4:30 PM OR 4:30-5 PM

Great! Who can sign up?

*UPDATE: now for kids  entering Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Do you have siblings? Great! Each one can be signed up for their own time slots, 4-4:30 and 4:30-5 PM.

How will this program be held?

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting. An adult should be nearby during the child’s reading session.

Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded and a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

 

Who are the Big Buddies?

Big Buddies will be teen volunteers entering Grades 7-12.

We’re out of books!

If you need books, place a Curbside Pickup order! Either places holds on the items you want from your home computer OR call (860) 673 9712, ext 240 to ask the Children’s Department staff to pull items to put on hold for you to then pickup from our Curbside service.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/9 Book Buddies 

AND 

Click here to sign up for 7/23 Book Buddies. 

July Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020. This meeting will be held via Google Meet. Sign up required.

Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the morning of July 15th.

This month’s theme: work on your Imagine Magazine submissions & workshop your ideas with other teens!

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.

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!

 

If you want to sign up for the 7/29 special Harry Potter Teen Writer’s Block, click here for 7/29.

If you want to sign up for the August Virtual Teen Writer’s Block, click here for 8/12.

 

7/9 Summer Book Buddies Little Buddy

What is Book Buddies? Elementary kids, ie Little Buddies, practicing their reading skills on teen volunteers, ie Big Buddies.

Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with cool big teen buddies.

Teens will have books to read; children can bring their own books to read.

 

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign up separately for each week. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3!

Choose your reading time: 

4-4:30 PM OR 4:30-5 PM

Great! Who can sign up?

*UPDATE: now for kids entering Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Do you have siblings? Great! Each one can be signed up for their own time slots, 4-4:30 and 4:30-5 PM.

How will this program be held?

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting. An adult should be nearby during the child’s reading session.

Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded and a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

 

Who are the Big Buddies?

Big Buddies will be teen volunteers entering Grades 7-12.

We’re out of books!

If you need books, place a Curbside Pickup order! Either places holds on the items you want from your home computer OR call (860) 673 9712, ext 240 to ask the Children’s Department staff to pull items to put on hold for you to then pickup from our Curbside service.

Click here to sign up for 7/16 Book Buddies 

and

Click here to sign up for 7/23 Book Buddies

Teen Summer Big Buddies volunteer sign up

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Reading times 4-4:30 PM, 4:30-5 PM, or teens can sign up to volunteer for both.

Kids entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade can sign up to read to the Big Buddies, and have the Big Buddies read to them.

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting.

 

What do the teens need to be a Big Buddy?

Sign up ends at the end of the day on Monday 7/6.

Teen is entering Grades 7-12, or is Class of 2020 member.

Teens should have patience when working with little kids!

Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

Be available: Thurs. 7/9, 7/16, and 7/23 between 4-4:30, or 4:30-5, or both time slots.

Have picture books and early readers in their home OR plan on just being read to by a child OR place a curbside pickup order,  before 7/9, from the Avon Library by calling (860) 673-9712, and ask the Children’s Department staff to gather materials for you.

 

Questions? email Marisa Hicking, mhicking@librayconnection.info

The Jester Jim Show!

He’s (virtually) back!

Juggling  ~  Beatboxing  ~ Comedy!

When: Wednesday, July 1st, 3 pm will be the live interactive show

BUT if you missed it OR want to replay the video 1,001 times you can still use the link to re-watch the recording on YouTube until the end of August 2020.

Who should watch: Ages 3 to 103 years old.

What is this man doing???

Juggling fire and spinning iPads is just the start. With a background in film making and over 3 million views on social media The Jester Jim Virtual Comedy Show is just what you need this summer. This 40 min live broadcast packed with tricks, balancing, and laughs, will leave you wanting more. Come join us for all the fun and interact with Jim and his amazing show, LIVE!

LIVE LINK- https://youtu.be/B6XKT70qHv4 (this link will go live at 3pm on Wednesday 7/1)

Sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Library

 

Middle Grade Book Talk Monday

Who can sign up? Kids entering Grades 4, 5, and 6 in Fall 2020. If you’re entering Grade 7 in Fall 2020, sign up for our Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: click here to sign up for 6/9, 4:00-5:00 PM. and click here to sign up for 6/23, 4:00-5:00 PM.

What will we do? Each child will have 2-3 minutes to share about 1-2 books they are reading or have recently read.

It can be any type of kid’s book type: realistic, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel book for kids!

When will this happen? Monday June 22nd, 3:30-4:30 PM (we might go a little over time IF a lot of kids want to talk about their great reads!)

How do I sign up? Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. DON’T use: @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Monday 6/22 program.

Please click on the link to join the meeting between 3:25-3:30 PM.