The Avon Public Library has a full schedule for these upcoming summer months with programs for both children and adults alike. Library Director Sheila Watson has been busy finalizing plans for the month of July and the beginning of August with more programs in the works for mid- and late- August.
According to Watson, the library has decided to “take a different approach to a summer reading program this year.”
“It seems as if my Avon school-age children are overwhelmed with school assigned summer reading, swim team, water ballet, surf camp and sports camps. They are already superheroes with a packed schedule so I have some treats to offer during the summer for July and more for August,” she said.
The library recently featured “Superheroes of the Animal Kingdom,” a live show with superhero names for the creatures, at the Avon boardwalk. Children of all ages attended the July 1 show which has become an annual event and draws a large crowd of enthusiastic animal lovers.
The library’s toddler story time began Wed., July 8 and runs through Aug. 12. Children ages 18 months to four-years-old are invited to attend the 10am story time with songs, stories and a craft.
School-age story time for children ages 5 and up is scheduled for Mondays, beginning July 6 through August 10 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The drop off program features stories, crafts and an opportunity “to load up on books for the week,” Watson said.
The Annual Friends of the Library Book on the Boardwalk Sale took place last weekend with the three day sale a big success. This is the only fundraiser for the year and Watson said that “we are looking to have funds that are raised ultimately making the library accessible to the second floor.”
Watson continued that she will be working with the Avon Education Foundation on their summer adult education program again this year.
“The theme of this summer will be the Impressionist movement and the summer book will be ‘The Luncheon of the Boating Party’ by Susan Vreeland. Copies of the book will be made available at the library after July 6. Additional copies of the book will be made available on elibrarynj.com for download. Our library book club discussion meeting will be held on Aug. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.,” she said.
For additional information about the programs contact Sheila Watson at the Avon Public Library at 732-502-4525. The library’s summer hours are 9am to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm Monday through Friday. The library is located at 5th and Garfield Avenues. You can also find out more at this link.