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

  • 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!

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December 2018

Teen Readers Unite book discussion of WITCHBORN and WE RULE THE NIGHT

Tuesday, December 18 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
covers of Witchborn and We Rule the Night

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you if: Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book? We will discussion Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling AND We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett on Tues. December 18th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room. Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12. Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM on Thursday 11/15,…

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Family Holiday Night: Graham Cracker ‘Gingerbread House’ and Card Making!

Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Registration is closed for this event.

Register for  our holiday Family Holiday Night! When: Wednesday December 19th, 6:00-8:00 PM Where: 1st Floor Community Room, Avon Free Public Library Who can come? ALL ages are welcome! 0-100+ can enjoy this fun event! What are we doing? Take some time with your loved ones to create your own graham cracker 'gingerbread house.' We will also have card making supplies for you to create thoughtful cards for veterans, seniors citizens, and those in children's hospitals. All supplies provided for…

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Teen Alcohol Ink Ornament Making

Thursday, December 20 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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Teen Alcohol Ink Ornament Making Thursday December 20th, from 3-4 PM. Teens in Grades 7-12 can sign up to create and decorate their own ornaments. Turning clear ornaments into unique art creations. All supplies provided. Registration required. Space is limited.

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Teen Movie Day: ELF & Buddy the Elf’s spaghetti and chocolate syrup challenge

Friday, December 21 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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Teen Movie Friday: ELF (PG) Friday December 21st, 2:40-4:37 PM Teens in Grades 7-12 are welcome to the drop in to the Teen Room (no registration required) for this program. 2:40-3 PM: are you brave enough to try Buddy the Elf's spaghetti with chocolate syrup challenge? 3-4:37 PM: snack and watch the holiday classic ELF, while eating chocolate and holiday snacks.  

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The Library is closed today for the holiday.

Tuesday, December 25
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