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

  • Online SAT and ACT test prep with your library card!

    Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points.  Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.

    Each lesson is less than five minutes long and contains examples. After the lesson there is a short quiz prompting students to practice the strategies they have learned. All quizzes contain immediate feedback including a video explanation, an audio explanation, and a written explanation.

    Check out one a one week access pass with your Avon Library card and start studying today!  After the week is up, just check it out again if you want to continue your lessons.  First time users need to register with RBdigital, unless you already have a login from one of our other RBdigital services.

     

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February 2019

Free Practice Test for SAT or ACT

Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Free

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Today's test time: Thurs. February 21, 3-6 PM The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for the ACT and SAT for area high school students. How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test (minus the essay); you will have 3 hours to complete whichever exam you choose, SAT or ACT. You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will receive detailed feedback from C2Education…

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New Big Buddy Orientation

Thursday, February 21 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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TEENS: WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WANT TO READ TO CHILDREN? Join Book Buddies Teen Big Buddies, teens in Grades 7-12, read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3. Book Buddies will meet over 4 Thursdays March 2019: 7th, 14th, 21th, and  28th (with a make up snow date of Thurs. 4/4 in case of bad weather in March).   On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available…

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The Hate U Give: a community discussion

Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, brings to life many of the issues that have plagued communities for many years and continue today. The author, Angie Thomas, set a foundation for rich discussion about systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, the Black Lives Matter movement, the battle for justice, white privilege, activism in contemporary America, and diverse family structures. We will discuss these issues as they relate to the characters’ lives and our own realities. Martha Brackeen-Harris will lead this…

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Will It Waffle & Teen Games Unplugged!

Wednesday, February 27 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

Teen Room, 2nd event, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Open for teens in Grades 7-12. Drop in to the Teen Room. See if different foods will 'waffle' and taste good after going in the waffle iron. While we wait for things to cook... Come play fun board and group games like: Superfight, We Did Not Playtest This, Telestrations,Exploding Kittens, and more. Candy for participating & winning!

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New Big Buddy Orientation

Thursday, February 28 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Room, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

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TEENS: WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WANT TO READ TO CHILDREN? Join Book Buddies Teen Big Buddies, teens in Grades 7-12, read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3. Book Buddies will meet over 4 Thursdays March 2019: 7th, 14th, 21st, and  28th (with a make up snow date of Thurs. 4/4 in case of bad weather in March).   On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available…

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