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 or Wii, 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 promise to respect other teens, staff, other patrons, with my words and actions.
  • I agree to: no swearing, disrespectful, inappropriate language.
  • I promise to respect the Teen Room, the library property and grounds.
  • I agree to: no fighting, no rough housing, no hitting, throwing. ABSOLUTELY NO BULLYING.
  • I agree to: no kissing, lying or sitting on one another, or any other PDA.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed at the tables. RESEALABLE DRINKS ONLY (twist cap drinks. No open cans.)
  • 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, snack shack food days, and much more.
  • There is a monthly Teen Nutmeg book discussion on one Tuesday each month. Teens in Grade 7+ snack and discuss the Nutmeg book. Some Avon Middle School 7th grade English teachers give extra credit for attending, some of the 8th grade English teachers give homework passes for attending.
  • Teen Crafter’s Club happens on one Wednesday a month. Crafty teens get to create fun and cute projects that teach them what to do and can inspire to create on their own works and creativity.
  • Teen Creative Art is with our resident artist and Children’s Library Specialist, Miss Mary Fletcher. She provides all the art supplies and teens can create with different art materials each month.
  • Teen Games Unplugged happens twice a month. 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

  • Teen Librarian Marisa’s Pick

    Posted on 2017-11-03 14:40

    Losers take allLosers take all / David Klass (2015 teen book, Teen Klass)
    Forced to join a sports team with his ragtag band of anti-athletic friends, Jack starts a rebel soccer team that is secretly dedicated to avoiding victory and undermining his school’s jock culture, with unexpected results.

  • Library Birthday Party

    Posted on 2017-10-24 12:44

    Animal Embassy
    2 pm

    Spooktacular Animal Adventure

    Meet some of the animals that haunt our dreams, make our “skin crawl and the hair stand up on the back of our necks! We’ll discuss animals that are perfectly at home in the shadows & in swamps, and are on the prowl under the moonlit sky. Join Animal Embassy as we demystify these amazing creatures and help library patrons to cross the line from fear to respect and appreciation. Animal Embassy will help families to see the beauty in these often maligned and misunderstood creatures. We will showcase Animal Ambassadors such as a Pink-toed Tarantula, an Emperor Scorpion, a Sinaloan Milk Snake, a Boa Constrictor, an Axolotl or a Leopard Slug, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and more “spooktacular” animals in the spirit of Halloween!

    Sponsored by the Friends of Avon Library

  • The Wright plane takes off!

    Posted on 2017-10-17 12:13

    If you’ve been following along, it has been a long journey from the Avon Library One Book series, based on David McCullough’s “The Wright Brothers” to making our very own 1:4 scale 1903 Wright flyer.

    And now… drumroll please… it has taken off! Literally!! The plane is now on view for all to see in the Library atrium. Check out the view from the first floor, or take a peek from the Children’s Room windows for a bird’s eye perspective.

    Wright plane being hung up in the library

    An average of six builders met 93 times from November 2016 to June 2017 to complete this project in 1,405 hours! We could not have done it without the help of all of our community builders. Thank you all!

    Thank you Avon Department of Public Works for climbing the height to help us hang the plane.

    And thank you to the Avon Education Foundation for generously funding this community project.

    Avon Education Foundation logo

  • Teen Librarian Marisa’s Pick

    Posted on 2017-10-16 13:42

    Co AcademyCon Academy / by Joe Schreiber (2015 teen book, Teen Schreiber)
    Con man Will Shea may have met his match in scammer Andrea Dufresne as they make a high-stakes deal that will determine who gets to stay at Connaughton Academy, one of the most elite and privileged preparatory schools in the country, and who must leave.

  • Get your Summer Reading logs here!

    Posted on 2017-09-05 16:14

    Need to get your summer reading log?

    You can access it here:

    https://ct.evanced.info/avonctlibrary/sr/homepage.asp

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