Reserve a Room or Meeting Space

 

Rooms are available for community groups and non-profit organizations. Click here for more information.

Museum Passes
Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Libary

Effective September, 2011
**Changes have been made to the Museum Pass Reservation System.

Museum Passes are available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Advance online reservations will no longer be accepted.
Please stop by the library to request a pass. If it is in, you may check it out for three days.

The remainder of the Museum Pass Program rules are the same:
Passes are checked out for a 3 day loan period (but some passes are valid only on a specific day such as Saturday or Sunday)

-Only one pass per household may be checked out at one time
-Passes are for admission only, no discounts or special privileges are included
-Some passes are not valid during Museum special events
-Passes must be returned to the Avon Free Public Library
-Passes carry an overdue fee of $10 per day
-The replacement fee for a lost pass varies by museum

Our available passes include:
Beardsley Zoo
Children’s Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Florence Griswold
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Hillstead Museum
Imagine Nation Museum
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Mark Twain House
Mystic Aquarium
New Britain Museum of Art
New England Air Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
State Parks and Forests
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Wadsworth Athenaeum

Online learning

Why not learn something new today? Byki Online is a language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. Over 70 languages are available from inside or outside the library! JobNow provides live interactive online help and online resources to guide you through the tasks to get a job. Get help with resume writing, interviewing, building skills, and more! Go to our Learn Online page for more information.

Reference/Information Services

Save Time. Ask a Librarian.
In-person, by telephone (860-673-9712) or e-mail, a qualified, professional reference staff is ready to help with all information requests, research papers and projects. The staff provides assistance and instruction on the use of online catalogs, information databases and the internet, reader's advisory, book discussion programs and maintains the Library and Town websites. If you have a quick question for a librarian, use our handy chat box on the left sidebar.

Homebound Services-Book delivery and pickup

The Avon Public Library offers volunteer delivery services to Avon residents who are homebound, temporarily or permanently, because of illness, disability or advanced age.   The patron must have a current Avon library card. Applications will be mailed to residents who do not have a card.
  
Residents may call the library at 673-9712 to registerAsk for the homebound service at the Reference Desk.  A staff member will assist with the selection of materials.  All circulating library materials may be delivered.  These include books, music, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, videos or large print books.   The lending period is the normal loan time, but users may call the Library to renew items if they are not on reserve.  The staff member will then call a volunteer.  The volunteer will be given the resident’s telephone number and address and will call to arrange a convenient time for delivery and/or pickup.

This service is also available by email at avonref@avonctlibrary.info Please include name, address, telephone number and library barcode number from the back of your library card.

For those interested in volunteering for this service, please fill out our volunteer application at http://www.avonctlibrary.info/Images/VolunteerApplication.jpg.  If you have questions please call the Reference Desk. 

OTHER SERVICES

A copier is available for public use.  There is a charge of $.15 per page. 
A FAX machine is also available.   Payment by credit card is required before sending a fax.  Fees are as follows:
Domestic: $1.50 for first page; $1.00 each additional page
International:  $4.95 for first page; $3.45 each additional page

A public scanner is available for use with our Mac desktop computer located on the first floor. This computer is installed with Adobe Photoshop and a color printer. Color prints are $.50 per page.




 
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