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Avon Public Library

avonbythesea_library1The Avon Public Library will be opening for Grab and Go Service beginning Monday, July 13, 2020 with limited hours (Monday through Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm  and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm). The first hour of every day (10:00am-11:00am Monday-Friday and 9:00am-10:00am Saturday) will be reserved for seniors and other at-risk patrons. We ask you to respect this time frame.

We will still be offering Curbside Pickup and Porch Delivery as well.

Please adhere to the following instructions for library use:
1. Please continue to
return all items to the book drop and do not bring any returns into the building. We must quarantine returned materials and they will be checked in after three days. 
2. All patrons and staff MUST wear a mask in the building at all times. You will not be allowed into the building if you are not wearing a mask. We have a limited number of masks available for patron use so please bring your own, when possible. 
3. Library patron capacity is FIVE (5) excluding staff. By law we cannot have more people in the building. If there are more than five patrons in the building, please wait outside until someone vacates the building. 
4. Visitors will have a 15-minute time limit to allow for all patrons to have the ability to come inside and use the library. 
5. All patrons and staff must remain socially distant when possible. Please keep six feet between you and other library occupants. 
6. No computers will be available for use at this time but we will still be offering Print from Home (click here for instructions)and Air Printing. Additionally, we can fax and photocopy for you. Our restrooms are unvailable at this time.

PLEASE EMAIL THE LIBRARY (library@avonbytheseanj.com) IF YOU NEED YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER IN ORDER TO MAKE AN ACCOUNT ON OUR CATALOG OR TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LIBRARY CARD AND WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR ONE, PLEASE EMAIL THE LIBRARY (
library@avontheseanj.com) WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME AND ADDRESS.

Click here to visit and search our catalog
If you are looking for a book we don't have, please let us know!

Fifth & Garfield Aves.

Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717
Office: 732-502-4525 / Fax: 732-775-8430
E-Mail: library@avonbytheseanj.com
Sheila M. Watson, MLS Library Director
Concetta Cannon,  Justine Ferrara, Hannah Hunt, Mary Claire Kinsley, 
Virginia Strauch, 
 Joyce Winberry, and Stephanie Young: Library Assistants 


 Winter Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday & Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Winter Hours are in effect from the second Monday in September to the second Monday in June.

Summer Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-1:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours are in effect from the second Monday in June to the second Monday in September. 

Do you have books to donate?
Bring them boxed, during library hours, to put in the shed for next year.
Please do not leave unattended book donations at the Library building or in the Library book drop.