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: library@avonbytheseanj.com
Sheila M. Watson, MLS. Director
Virginia Strauch, Mary Claire Kinsley, Joyce Winberry,
Concetta Cannon, Christina Stengle Assistants
  Upcoming Avon Public Library Events :


Wednesday Storyhours at the Library:
For 18 months to 3 years old: 10:00AM to 10:30AM

Ladies Who Lunch Book Club
Second Monday of the Month at Noon from September -June
Please call the Library to resgister.

Annual Friends of the Library Bookfair at the Boardwalk
Friday July 8th from 12:00 to 4:00PM.

Saturday July 9th from 12:00 to 4:00PM.
Sunday July 10th from 8:00AM to Noon.
Volunteers always needed for set up, cashiers and breakdown.
Drop off books Friday morning any time after 7AM at the boardwalk.
We are not accepting books at the library
- please do not leave unattended book donations at the
Library building or in the Library book drop.

Animal Show "Survival of the Fittest"
Wednesday July 13th at 11:00AM at the Boardwalk Pavilion
See how animals survive in the wilderness.


  Special Centennial Programs:

Our 100th Birthday Party!
Saturday August 20th from Noon to 4:00PM at the Library
Celebrate our centennial with our birthday block party!
Join us for a visit from the New Jersey Mobile Museum Hall of Fame,
Special Guests, Music and the Peach Festival with the Methodist chruch.
We are putting together a fun day - please come out to check out the
museum and for tours of the Library and Methodist chruch.

Library Rededication
Friday September 23rd at 3:00PM at the Library
The Library cornerstone was placed on September 23, 1916
- please join us we rededicate the building!

Please call to register for programs.

We are now offering ebooks for loan on line.
ebooks online are now better than ever and easier to access through
Call for a one on one tutorial with your reading device and you will be
downloading in no time.

  Remote Access:
Find out if we have that book you want
by checking out our web catalog at: https://avonbytheseapl.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.
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.
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
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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