Teen Cupcake Wars!

When: Thursday July 21, 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Art Studio. Sign up required.

This program is open to teens entering Grades 7-12 & Class of ’22.

Teens will be shown different techniques for piping frosting by an expert baker, Tabbi Heavner.

Teens will compete over  two rounds to decorate cupcakes and be judged based on their technique and creativity.

Teens will be allowed to take home and eat their own creations.

Teens will work individually, but will work with food items. Teens with allergies and food sensitivities are can attend, but should use caution.

 

*Due to high demand for teen summer programs, if you don’t show up by 5 minutes past program start time, you spot will be given to a teen waiting on standby*

Thurs. 2/24 Big Buddy Orientation

(Click here if you want to attend the alternate Big Buddy Orientation date on Thurs. 2/17) Teens only need to attend 1 orientation date.

This is a short 45 minute training that is required for all teens who are volunteering to be a Big Buddy for our Spring 2022 Book Buddies Program!

Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12.

You will get 1 hour of volunteer time to read with a Little Buddy in Grades K-3 and create a fun art project each week.

 

Spring Book Buddies will meet 4:30-5:30pm on the first 4 Thursdays in March 2022: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/24.

Signing up for the orientation will ALSO sign you up for all 4 days of the Spring 2022 Book Buddies program.

Please check your calendar of activities to make sure you can attend this orientation AND all 4 Thursday in March.

 

There are limited spots, registration is required.

Children and teens will meet, read, and create art on the 2nd Floor of the Children’s Room.

All patrons age 2 and over are required to wear masks inside the Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT.

Thurs. 2/17 Big Buddy Orientation

(Click here if you want to attend the alternate Big Buddy Orientation date on Thurs. 2/24). Teens only need to attend 1 orientation date.

This is a short 45 minute training that is required for all teens who are volunteering to be a Big Buddy for our Spring 2022 Book Buddies Program!

Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12.

You will get 1 hour of volunteer time to read with a Little Buddy in Grades K-3 and create a fun art project each week.

 

Spring Book Buddies will meet 4:30-5:30pm on the first 4 Thursdays in March 2022: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/24.

Signing up for the orientation will ALSO sign you up for all 4 days of the Spring 2022 Book Buddies program.

Please check your calendar of activities to make sure you can attend this orientation AND all 4 Thursday in March.

 

There are limited spots, registration is required.

Children and teens will meet, read, and create art on the 2nd Floor of the Children’s Room.

All patrons age 2 and over are required to wear masks inside the Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT.

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings!

Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids!

What is the Book Buddies program?

Teen volunteers, aka Big Buddies,  read to their Little Buddies (Entering  Grades K-3 ).
Little Buddies also get to practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with teen big buddies. Everyone joins for the first 10 minutes or so of Book Buddies and play simple group games in Zoom. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in their own Breakout Rooms.

 

Things Big Buddies need: 

-Be available: Thursday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 between 4:00-5:00 PM.

-Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.

-A pack of at least 22 books (about 10 picture books, 10 beginning readers, and 2 chapter books) from the Avon Free Public Library. You can come any time the library is open to pick out your books!

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings!

Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids!

What is the Book Buddies program?

Teen volunteers, aka Big Buddies,  read to their Little Buddies (Entering  Grades K-3 ).
Little Buddies also get to practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with teen big buddies. Everyone joins for the first 10 minutes or so of Book Buddies and play simple group games in Zoom. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in their own Breakout Rooms.

 

Things Big Buddies need: 

-Be available: Thursday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 between 4:00-5:00 PM.

-Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.

-A pack of at least 22 books (about 10 picture books, 10 beginning readers, and 2 chapter books) from the Avon Free Public Library. You can come any time the library is open to pick out your books!

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings!

Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids!

What is the Book Buddies program?

Teen volunteers, aka Big Buddies,  read to their Little Buddies (Entering  Grades K-3 ).
Little Buddies also get to practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with teen big buddies. Everyone joins for the first 10 minutes or so of Book Buddies and play simple group games in Zoom. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in their own Breakout Rooms.

 

Things Big Buddies need: 

-Be available: Thursday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 between 4:00-5:00 PM.

-Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.

-A pack of at least 22 books (about 10 picture books, 10 beginning readers, and 2 chapter books) from the Avon Free Public Library. You can come any time the library is open to pick out your books!

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings!

Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids!

What is the Book Buddies program?

Teen volunteers, aka Big Buddies,  read to their Little Buddies (Entering  Grades K-3 ).
Little Buddies also get to practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with teen big buddies. Everyone joins for the first 10 minutes or so of Book Buddies and play simple group games in Zoom. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in their own Breakout Rooms.

 

Things Big Buddies need: 

-Be available: Thursday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 between 4:00-5:00 PM.

-Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.

-A pack of at least 22 books (about 10 picture books, 10 beginning readers, and 2 chapter books) from the Avon Free Public Library. You can come any time the library is open to pick out your books!

Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits / Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc  (2014 teen biography, Teen 92 Romero)

Presents the story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of thirteen became the youngest person ever to reach the peak of Mount Everest and by the age of fifteen had reached the summits of the world’s seven highest mountains.

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