For Teens

About the Teen Room

Teens in 7th grade-12th grade can come to the Teen Room, a space built just for teens.

During weekdays in the academic school year, 2:30-5:00 pm on school days, the Teen Room is only for teens in 7th-12th grade.

You can attend a fun program, read books & magazines, play games on our computers, play xBox One or Wii U, play checkers or chess, or just hang out with your friends.

Group Study rooms are a High School student only space where you can hang out with friends, work on a group project, or study.

Teen Room Rules

To use the Teen Room after school, each teen makes out a sign in card on their first visit and signs the back agreeing to the Library & Teen Area Rules:

  • I will respect other teens, staff, other patrons, with my words and actions.
  • I will follow Teen 4G structure in the Teen Room after school.
  • I will respect the Teen Room, the library property and grounds.
  • There is no ball playing/bike riding/skateboarding/any type of skating on library grounds.
  • I agree to: no swearing, no disrespectful, or inappropriate language.
  • I agree to: no fighting, no rough housing, no hitting, throwing. ABSOLUTELY NO BULLYING.
  • I agree to: no PDA (public display of affection): no kissing, no lying or sitting on others. Only one butt per chair.
  • I am required to wear appropriate clothing which includes always wearing shoes.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed designated areas. RESEALABLE DRINKS ONLY (twist cap drinks. No open cans). No 2 liter bottles.
  • I will clean up after myself & others because having food & drink in the library is a privilege. NO food or drinks at the computers at any time.
  • When I am in the library building and grounds, I am held to the general library behavior policy.
  • Teens may receive up to 2 warnings, though at any time if teens violate any of these rules to poor choices, it will be grounds for being asked to leave the Teen Room as well as the library building AND their parent/guardian will be called.

Recurring Events & Programs

  • The Teen Room usually has 2-3 programs each week; teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to come to these fun & free events.
  • Every Friday (when there is school) there is a different drop in Teen Friday event. Sometimes it is a movie showing, trivia contest, Minute to Win It games, bingo, scavenger hunts, and much more.
  • Teen Readers Unite (TRU): During the school year there is a monthly teen book discussion. Teens in Grade 7-12 can sign up to snack and discuss this month’s title. We get advance reader copies of yet to be published teen books. Teens sign up at the 2nd floor Children’s Desk and pick up their book; if they read it and show up to discuss on book discussion day then they can keep the book. If you fail to show up, you must return the book.
  • Teen Games Unplugged happens multiple times a month, from 3-4 PM (unless other special programs occur that day). What is it? Teens play dynamic and fun group and board games.
  • Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of older teens in high school who meet and discuss how they want to shape the Teen Room. Teens snack and discuss future programs, which books to buy, as well as test out fun craft and game ideas before they become a program. TAB meets on a Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00 pm, usually towards the end of the month. TAB is a great way for high schoolers to get a fun & easy two hours of community service volunteer hours.

Teen News

  • Help Wanted: Library Page

    Library Page:

    • Shelves materials in the Adult Department.
    • Scheduled hours are on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (2 hours per day).
    • 6 hours per week, $ 10.10 per hour, no benefits.

    Application deadline is Tuesday, 1/22/2019

    EOE, M/F

     

    Please send completed Town of Avon application (find it here) and letter of interest to:

    Patricia Valsecchi
    Avon Free Public Library
    281 Country Club Road
    Avon, CT 06001

    DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

     

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January 2019

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Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Tuesday January 22nd, 6:00-8:00 PM Drop in for teens in Grades 9-12. What do we do? Snack and discuss future teen programs and test out games & program ideas. This month’s snack: TBD Future meetings Tuesday evenings in the Teen Room on:  2/19, 3/26, 4/30, 5/21

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RICK RIORDAN TRIVIA TOURNAMENT!

Saturday, January 26
Offsite: Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032 United States

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Avon* Farmington* Simsbury* West Hartford* How well do YOU know the worlds of Rick Riordan? Test yourself and come to the: Rick Riordan Trivia Tournament When: Saturday, January 26th, 2019. (Snow date: Saturday February 2nd, 2019) Time: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM Location: FARMINGTON LIBRARY (this is a multi town teen program and will be held off site at the Farmington Library) 6 Montieth Drive, Farmington, CT Who:  kids and teens currently in Grades 5-12 may compete. Bring your family and friends…

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Day 1: Teen Pizza Taste Off

Wednesday, January 30 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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It is time for the 6th Annual Teen Pizza Taste-Off! Register to save your seat. Sign up separately for EACH DAY you want to attend. Space is limited. ONLY open to teens in Grades 7-12. Show up by 3:05 pm the day of the event or lose your spot to a waiting teen. What is it? 3 days of blind taste testing local pizza places in and around Avon, CT. TODAY Wednesday,  1/30:  eat cheese pizza from 4 different pizza…

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Day 2: Teen Pizza Taste Off

Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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It is time for the 6th Annual Teen Pizza Taste-Off! Register to save your seat. Sign up separately for EACH DAY you want to attend. Space is limited. ONLY open to teens in Grades 7-12. Show up by 3:05 pm the day of the event or lose your spot to a waiting teen. What is it? 3 days of blind taste testing local pizza places in and around Avon, CT. TODAY THURSDAY,  1/31:  eat cheese pizza from 5 different pizza…

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