Avon Public Library
Winter Hours:

Winter Hours begin the Second Monday in September to the Second Monday in June:

Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 12-7
Tues. & Fri. 1-5
Saturdays 9-1.

Library Summer Hours:
Mon. to Fri. 9-1 & 6-8
Sun. Closed
 
Fifth & Garfield Aves.
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717
Office: 732-502-4525 / Fax: 732-775-8430
E-Mail: avonlibrary@optonline.net
Sheila M. Watson, MLS. Director
Virginia Strauch, Mary Claire Kinsley, Joyce Winberry,
Concetta Cannon, Assistant
  Summer at the Library:

Meet your favorite Star Wars characters!
Sunday June 29 at 11AM at the Bradley Beach Public Library and
sign up for the "Avon and Beyong" Reading Club. Reading Club meets on Tuesdays between 11 and 12 July 8th to August 12th.

Thursday July 2nd at 11AM Event at the tent on the boardwalk:
The Science of Survival Animal Show
Storyhours at the Library:
Spring Storyhour on Wednesdays for 18months-3 years at 10am
July 9th to Augusty 13th

Saturday and Sunday July 12th and 13th from 8AM to 4PM
Friends of the Library Bookfair on the Boardwalk are looking for volunteers for Friday set-up, cashiers and Sunday cleanup. Donations can be made on Friday morning at the Boardwalk tent or call for a drop off time at the Library. Books must be boxed.

Please call to register for programs.
  eBOOK MANIA AT THE LIBRARY!

We are now offering ebooks for loan on line.
ebooks online are now better than ever and easier to access through
www.elibrarynj.com
Call for a one on one tutorial with your reading device and you will be
downloading in no time. Please check out our library catalog at: avonbytheseapl.follettdestiny.com

  Remote Access:
Find out if we have that book you want
by checking out our web catalog at: avonbythesea.follettdestiny.com.
Jerseyclicks.org (password: 24050)
You can use all of the library databases from home with a click and a
password. www.jerseyclicks.org is a one stop shopping database for
all of your research needs. Get access to full text periodicals,
newspapers, homework help.
search.epnet.com (id: avonstudent, password: bythesea)
www.search.epnet.com gives you access to all of the Ebscodatabases for
special and general interest periodicals, a special search product for children
called Searchasaurus, Business Databases and Health Information.
Infoweb.newsbank.com (id: avonstudent password: bythesea)
www.Infoweb.newsbank.com gives you access to the Newsbank
suite of products that include the Star Ledger and The Obituary Database.
Learn a new language with Pronunciator!
If you have any questions or need instruction on using any of these
databases please contact the library.
History:
The Library was founded in 1915 and moved to its present location in 1916. The building was a gift from Andrew Carnegie. The Avon Public Library is one of only four Carnegie buildings in Monmouth County, and only one of only seventeen in the State of New Jersey. Library collections include: A 21,000 volume popular fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, over 1200 audio books, children and adult classic DVD’s, reference, a New Jersey history collection and over 52 periodical titles for loan.
Computer Services: The Avon Public Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot offering access to the Internet from your laptop or from four public computers in the library. Enjoy the lawn when the library is not open to pick up your email or search the web.
The State Library and the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative have provided the following products:
For 24 hour, 7 days a week live reference help: www.QandAnj.org (ID: 24050)
The Asbury Park Press
The Asbury park Press is available full text and at no charge from 1991-present: www.Infoweb.newsbank.com
Jerseycat.org
Jerseycat is our link to over 600 libraries throughout the State of New Jersey for interlibrary loan. This is especially valuable to researchers and bookclubs.
Id: AVPL pw: owensmom: www.jerseycat.org
Jerseyclicks.org
Jerseyclicks is a one stop shopping site for all of your informational and reference needs. Newpaper source, consumer and health information: www.jerseyclicks.org (ID: 24050)
Heritagequestonline.com
Search your ancestry through federal census and historical records.
Id: avonstudent/Pw: bythesea: www.heritagequestonline.com
Ebscohost: search.epnet.com
Over 4000 full text periodicals and homework and student reference help.
Id:avonstudent/Pw:bythesea: www.search.epnet.com
Newsbank
www.Infoweb.newsbank.com
The Star Ledger and Obituary database
Id:avonstudent pw: bythesea
Local News Portal
Id:avonstudent pw: bythesea: http://np.newsbank.com/avon_public_library_nj
Avon Job Resource Center: local job listings
Id: avonstudent pw:bythesea: http://np.newsbank.com/jobcenter/jobs/Neptune20%NJ
Please use Barcode 24050 for all state funded databases.
If you have any questions or need instruction on using any of these databases, the library will be happy to help with a tutorial.
Handicapped Access
The Library has wheelchair access to computer facilities and the card catalog on the ground level of the building.
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