About our Library's Community Partner Volunteers

           

 

 

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The Friends of the Avon Library 

 

The Friend's Mission is to support the Avon Free Public Library with both funds and volunteers. We promote the extension of library facilities by securing materials beyond the ordinary library budget. We also enrich the library experience with programs and activities.

Some popular programs and services sponsored by the Friends include the Sundays at 3 music series, the Ice Cream Social, the library's summer intern, the Booktique, and our annual used book sale.

You can join the Friends by filling out this application and returning it to the library.

   

 

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The ÜberBots: Avon High School's Robotics Team

 

The ÜberBots teach frequent computer classes at the library on a range of basic skills, useful apps and programs. In addition to generously sharing their time and talents with the library, they are involved in FIRST, an annual high school robotics competition.

FIRST is an international nonprofit organization that aspires to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to students in new and exciting ways, inspiring them to continue in those fields and cultivate a society that celebrates innovation in science and technology.  Although there are many levels of FIRST competition for students of all ages such as FLL (FIRST Lego League), the ÜberBots participate in FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition), which is designed for students in grades 9-12.

The 48 students on the team and their mentors have six and a half weeks in which to design, build, code, and wire their robot, after which they compete with other teams in the New England region. Though mentors play a large part in the process, most team functions including basic management, robot build, and public relations are regulated for the most part by the students themselves, giving them the opportunity to develop strong leadership, business, and interpersonal skills.  The team also participates in various offseason competitions during the spring and fall, and spends its summer vacation volunteering and doing community outreach. For more info, see their website, http://www.uberbots.org/o

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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