Ice Cream Social!
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:50:00 +0000
“I scream, you scream, 
we all scream for ice cream!”


Do you like ice cream?
Well, you’re in luck!

The Avon Library will be hosting an
ICE CREAM SOCIAL on 
Wednesday, August 9th!


Come get brain freezes, 
and eat lots of cold treats at 1:30 PM 
in the Community Room! 
Meet Chompers!
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:42:00 +0000
Why go out to the ball game, when the mascot can just come to you?


Chompers, The Yard Goat, is coming to the Avon Library on Wednesday, August 9th!
 2 pm


Come get photos and fun with this wildly fun goat and show off your baseball pride!
Come to A Magic Show!
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:45:00 +0000
Presto… AbraKIDabra…Alakazam!
Do believe in the art of magic?


Prepare to be convinced during this mind-bending and hilarious show on Wednesday, August 2nd!

Come see magician, Mike Bent showcasing all of his tricks in the Community Room at 3:00 PM.


We hope to see you at this unexplainable and awesome demonstration! 
Who is Oliver Queen?
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:30:00 +0000
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!
It's Not Too Late! Sign up for Summer Reading Today!
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:38:00 +0000

Have you been reading all summer but haven’t been signed up to get rewards for it? 

Don’t sweat it too much because it’s not too late to sign up for Summer Reading here at the Avon Library.  

Then you will get to enjoy your books and the super sweet treats that come along with the program- things like ice cream, pizza, cupcakes, and a trip to an amusement park!  

You don’t want to miss out on these rewards and the awesome program here.  

It’s easy to sign up, log your books, and collect your rewards.  If we’ve convinced you to sign up yet, all you have to do is follow these easy steps:

1.  Go online to http://www.avonctlibrary.info/Childrens.htm 

2.  Click on the icon for the number of books you want as your goal this summer (6 books, 12 books, or 24 books)

3.  Click on the button that says “Sign me up” (just above the username and password fields)

4.  Fill out the form with the information you are asked and hit save

5.  Start logging your books! (You can log until school starts!)

6.  When you log into your account and it tells you that you are eligible to claim your rewards, come to the library to pick them up! 


Log the books you’ve already been reading all summer
 or start reading now and be motivated by 
winning these awesome rewards!


Frisbee Dogs at the Avon Library! 3 pm!
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:33:00 +0000
What pet likes to jump, run, play and catch?


Dogs are coming to perform an incredible show full of frisbees and crazy air tricks.

These high flying pups are coming to the Avon Library on Wednesday, July 26th!


They will be wagging their tails on the 
Library Lawn at 3:00 PM!
Who is Hal Jordan?
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:27:00 +0000
My name is Hal Jordan, and I am the Green Lantern of Sector 2814.

I am to be the most well-known Green Lantern and the first human ever inducted to the intergalactic peacekeeping force known as the Green Lantern Corps.

After my father died in a plane crash, I swore to follow in his footsteps and learn how to fly, no matter how dangerous it might be! I proved my worried family wrong, faced my fears, and became one of the best pilots that the United States Air Force had ever seen!

I never knew flying would lead me to finding Abin Sur, the dying Green Lantern. I was on the job in the Californian desert, when I saw something that looked like a spaceship destroyed on the barren surface below. I went down to investigate, I found a purple alien in a green suit with life threatening injuries. He took the ring off of his finger and gave it to me! He told me that he was selecting me as the next Green Lantern for Sector 2814.

 He looked into my past and saw my strong ability to overcome fear, and knew I was the one who should take up his position. Using my Ring of Willpower, I would fight off intergalactic threats and make sure this part of the universe’s life stayed safe.

Later, I was transported to the Green Lantern Corps headquarters, where I learned that there were 3599 other Green Lanterns coming from planets across the universe. We were empowered by mystical creatures called the Guardians who were mysterious and powerful. After receiving my training from my mentor, Sinestro, I knew that I was destined to show the world that will power was the strongest force in the galaxy.

When I became a pilot at a young age, I never imagined that I would grow up to fly around to different planets protecting its inhabitants from the great unknown. However, as time passed, I realized that the world was full of fear, anger and destruction and now using my power ring, I was there to show people that there was power in believing in yourself!


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

Greg Frisbee is Coming!
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:25:00 +0000

Prepare to be dazzled and entertained beyond your wildest expectations!


Comedian, juggler and magician, 

Greg Frisbee is coming to the library on Wednesday, July 19th!


How many different objects can 

Mr. Frisbee juggle?


Come to this jaw-dropping program in the Community Room

at 3:00 PM to find out!

Who is Barry Allen?
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:24:00 +0000
My name is Barry Allen, and I am the fastest man alive!

To understand what I am about to tell you, you need to believe in the impossible!
Can you do that for me? Okay, good.

Before all this speedster stuff, I was just a guy working as an assistant scientist from the Criminal and Forensic Science Division of the Central City Police Department.  I guess my job was simple enough, and I liked working at the police station. My job description involved often being brought to the crime scene to analyze evidence of crime and murder. I would take my samples and leave to go back to my lab to run tests and solve the case.

As I came and went through my lab, I noticed that nobody except the police chief, Joe West, liked me very much. While I was smart, I was often looked disheveled, acted slow and usually late for important police meetups. I wasn’t what you would call an amazing person.

However, while I working on some evidence in my lab one night, everything!
The storm brewing above the building sent out a freak lightning bolt which struck a shelf in my lab, and doused me in electrically charged chemicals.


When I woke up, I found that I could run extremely fast, had quick reflexes and supernatural healing. I knew at that moment that the lightning bolt had chosen me for something greater! I was now tasked with running around Central City, saving people and inspiring them in a flash!


Come help Batman 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
Who is Diana Prince?
Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:09:00 +0000
My name is Diana Prince, and I am an almighty princess from the island called Themyscira.

I am an Amazon Warrior who has the power of flight and superhuman strength, speed, durability, and life-force. I possess strong backgrounds in hand-to-hand combat, which have helped me gain sharp intuition and acute senses. I also have the useful the ability to speak multiple languages, allowing me to become allies with anyone on the battlefield.

My two favorite weapons are my Lasso of Truth, and my indestructible bracelets but you can often see me wielding a sword or shield while wearing my beloved Boomerang Tiara.

I was born out of magic! My mother wished for me, and the Greek God of the Sky, Zeus brought me to life after my mother shaped me out of clay. I was born on the island of Themyscira and become known was Princess Diana from the day forward.

Themyscira was a secret land filled entirely with powerful female warriors called Amazons.
I was the daughter of their queen, Hippolyta, who constantly led our kind to greatness.

We all lived in safety on the island, away from the male dominated world that we had been cautious of our whole life. I was training to become on the best warrior our kind had ever seen alongside my aunt, Antiope, who wanted to make sure I could protect myself during and invasion from the outside world.

Eventually I met a man by the name of Steve Trevor, who crash landed his plane on our island. After interrogating him with the Lasso of Truth, my people learned of a “World War” going outside the safety of our protected island. He spoke of the countless deaths of women, children, and animals at the hands of people fighting over seemingly nothing.


I felt compelled to help so in secret I left the safety of Themyscria with Steve and fought in the war alongside Steve Trevor and his English compatriots. When I stepped on the battle field, I used my superhuman abilities to protect the innocent and stop pointless violence. From that day forward, I knew I had to stay and continue my job as “Wonder Woman”!



Come help W.W 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!
Who is Bruce Wayne?
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 19:25:00 +0000
My name is Bruce Wayne, and I am the superhero protector of Gotham City.

(I am not really a superhero because that implies that I have super powers….)

I am simply just a billionaire, who happens to be one of the world’s smartest men and greatest fighters.

Oh, and did I mention sometimes at night I get dressed like a bat who fights evil and strikes terror into the heart of criminals everywhere?

When I was a young child, I had to watch my parents murdered before my eyes. My family and I were walking from the theater one night, when my parents were held up at gunpoint by a mugger who wanted the pearl necklace that my Mom was wearing. When she refused, both my parents were shot dead on site by the crazed man.  I couldn’t believe it! I had lost everything from the crime that ran through Gotham City, so from that day I vowed to learn how to fight and protect the innocent people in the dark.

Ever since that day, I have been raised in the Wayne Manor by my butler, Alfred Pennyworth. He has helped me develop the alter ego of Batman as I learned how to fight. I also built the Bat Cave to house my crime fighting operation under our mansion.

I used my company Wayne Enterprises to fund the super suit I would later wear every night in the shadows. My employee, Lucius Fox, helped me to develop the cutting-edge technology that allowed me to glide from rooftop to rooftop, and grapple up skyscraper. He also invented the Batmobile, which sometimes I use to get to locations fast.

If you ever need my help, all you need to do is call me with the Bat Signal!

I’ll be there to help as quick and quietly as a bat in the night.



Come help Batman 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!
Who is Kal-El?
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:55:00 +0000


My name is Kal-El and I am the most powerful being on the planet Earth.

I am an alien who has the powers of flight, superhuman strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, cold breath, super-speed and enhanced hearing!

I am technically from the planet Krypton, but when my birth parents saw our home was dying, they put me into a spaceship and sent me to Earth so I would survive. I was then raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent after my spaceship crash-landed by their home in Smallville, Kansas. They adopted me as their son, and gave me the name, Clark Kent!

My abilities began to slowly show themselves as I grew up in our small town, and eventually my parents revealed my true origins to me! From that day on, I decided to start fighting crime as my alter ego, Superman! I had extraordinary gifts due to my heritage, and I wanted to help innocent people, and stop evil wherever and whenever I could.

When I’m not fighting crime, I am working! After finishing college, I started working at the Daily Planet as a reporter. I write a lot of stories, mostly about Superman saving the day! Through this job, I was able to meet my girlfriend, Lois Lane and my friend, Jimmy Olsen!


Every day, I fly through the streets of Metropolis protecting its citizens in any way I can. I never imagined that after stitching together costume in my backyard that I would one day become the superhero everybody knows as, Superman! 



Come help Superman 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.
Summer Reading is here!
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:38:00 +0000


Summer means more time for all the fun activities you love to do, like going out for ice cream, hanging out with friends, and reading as many cool books as you want. 

To add even more excitement to your summer reading adventure, sign up for the Avon Free Public Library’s summer reading program and get awesome prizes for all of your hard work! 

Our program starts with choosing either a 6, 12, or 24 book goal to complete by the end of summer. As you read, you can log the titles online, and during your next visit to the library, you can claim sweet treats like a cupcake from Taste by Spellbound, a J. Foster ice cream cone, and a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cone. 



Once you’re full on sweets, it’s time to enjoy the other cool prizes, like a Bertucci’s kids’ meal, a REAL Kids Meal from BGood or a Bagel and Cream Cheese from Bruegger’s Bagels, Yard Goats baseball tickets, and a pass to Quassy amusement park. 

Every visit to the library gives you another chance to win our summer prize packages. Just grab a yellow ticket from the bin on our desk, write your name and phone number, and place it inside one of our 15 prize jars. 

Prizes include a ukulele, Pokémon cards, a LEGO kit, a marble run, and more! 

At the end of the summer, one lucky winner will win each prize.


If you love reading and earning prizes, our summer reading program is for you!

Ready to sign up yet? Here’s what you have to do:


2. Click on the icon for the number of books you want as your goal this summer (6 books, 12 books, or 24 books)

3. Click on the button that says “Sign me up” (just above the username and password fields)

4. Fill out the form with the information you are asked and hit save

5. Start logging your books!

6. When you log into your account and it tells you that you are eligible to claim your rewards, come to the library to pick them up!




Nature Nick is Coming to the Avon Library!
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:14:00 +0000

Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures

Here’s a riddle for you:


What animal jumps when it walks, and sits when it stands?


Hint: This is one of the animals you will see if you come to Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure Show Wednesday June 28th at 3 pm


What could it be?


It’s a kangaroo!!



A real live kangaroo is going to be at the library this week! Come to the library on Wednesday, June 28th at 3:00 pm to see it with your own eyes.  Along with the kangaroo, there will be lots of other interesting animals like a monkey, a flamingo, and even more cool creatures.  This is a show you definitely don’t want to miss! 
ART DAY in MAY
Mon, 08 May 2017 20:00:00 +0000
Bookmaking, Mural Making, Music,
Dancing, Butterflies, and Yarn Bowls










 












ART DAY is coming! Saturday May 6th
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:18:00 +0000


Join us for 

ART DAY

Saturday May 6th 
from 1 pm to 4 pm



Storytelling & Science Collide at the Avon Library!
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:30:00 +0000



Where the Mountain Meets the White Room
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:24:00 +0000

Our new home school book club recently discussed 
Grace Lin's book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Moving into the white room, we practiced chinese writing.  

Here is some of their work, 
inpsired by the book "Long is a Dragon: Chinese Writing for Children."

















Are you the parent of a Highly Sensitive Child?
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:30:00 +0000

Parent Workshop Thursday, March 9th, at 7 pm


Iolanthe! This Saturday at the Avon Library
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:41:00 +0000



Drama! Opera! Magic! 
This Saturday, March 4th at 2 pm




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