Sunday Hours begin on December 2nd

Sunday hours are back! The library will be open 1pm – 5pm on Sundays from December through April. Don’t miss our Sunday program lineup, including music concerts and computer classes!

New hours for the library!

Starting after Labor Day, the Avon Library will be open until 8:30 on Wednesday evenings, just like we are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  We hope this change makes it easier for you to visit the library to browse, borrow, socialize and study.

We will also be returning to our full day Saturday hours, with the library open from 10-5, on Saturdays, beginning September 8.

All library hours, including holiday closings, can be found at avonctlibrary.info/hours.

 

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.

“Four Freedoms” Lecture series this winter!

Co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Senior Center, this series of five programs explores the themes of Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” paintings.  Join us we welcome the Norman Rockwell Museum to kick off the series, and then invite our favorite professors to lecture and discuss each of the freedoms individually.  Attend one, or all of these events. Look for a bus trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in late winter to conclude this series!

All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Avon Taxpayer’s Association and the Mitnick Trust.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Avon Library has a new website!

Welcome to the new website! (Yes, you’re in the right place.)

Take a look around and let us know what you think here.

Who is Oliver Queen?

My name is Oliver Queen, and I am the superhero vigilante, Green Arrow!
I am a billionaire that fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology. I manage the crime throughout my home, Star City alongside Team Arrow, which is composed of: Connor Hawke, Speedy (Red Arrow) and my wife, Black Canary.
As a kid, the outlaw, Robin Hood, became one of my favorite stories.  As I was growing up, due to this fascination, I took a special interest in archery. My parents were happy for me and constantly took me on hunting trips so I could improve. Life was perfect until disaster struck when my parents were mauled by lions while we were on one of these safaris.
It was my fault…
My hesitation to kill the heartless creatures in front of me caused my parents to get killed, and I vowed to never let something so foolish happen again. I learned that whenever a shot present itself, I should take it to protect those that I loved and although it was sad, it was probably the most valuable lesson that life could have taught me.
After my parents died, I started living with my uncle until I inherited my family’s massive fortune. I decided to use this newfound money and buy myself a boat! Then it happened…
I fell off my boat in the middle of the ocean and ended up on a remote island called Starfish Island. The only reason I even made it was because the replica Robin Hood bow I was grasping onto somehow kept me afloat until I washed ashore after the accident.
During my time on the island without food and shelter I developed my skills as a hunter, and gained mastery over my bow. I worked hard to learn self-reliance and maturity, becoming the vigilante that the Star City Police Department knows all too well. I grew confident enough to bust the massive drug operation taking place on the island, and eventually signaled a nearby boat which brought me back to civilization. 
On the island, I realized that I had found my destiny!
I would use my resources, archery abilities and fighting skills to become a crime fighter.

I would stand up for the people who had not learned to protect themselves! 


Come help Green Arrow  and the rest of the Justice League this summer, by doing the Save the Superheroes Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Room at the Avon Free Public Library!