Nov. 17, 2016
Be sure to " Check It Out!"  with these great digital-media programs, all with easy access, wherever you are!

Knitting, Mondays
Storytime, Tuesdays & Thursdays  

11/17  Windows 10
11/21 Mystery Book Club
11/24 Library Closed
11/25 Story Time with
Mrs. Claus 
12/1  Creative Writing

Registration is required for certain programs. 
Click here for a full calendar of programs, timing and descriptions.
To register, call:

Celebrate with the Avalon Historical Society!

Join the Avalon History Center for its annual
Holiday Open House
on Saturday, Dec. 3
from 4-7pm.

Enjoy food, music, good company and good cheer. Be sure to view the newly restored gas lamp, browse the new displays and see the 2016 Christmas ornament featuring the vintage "Welcome to Avalon" sign! 

Click here  for some of  our Oral Histories

A 5-Star Library!
Library Journal Gives Avalon Top Rating

The Avalon Free Public Library again has been awarded 5 stars, the top rating awarded by the Library Journal's Index of Public Library Service. The 2016 rating is the ninth consecutive time that the Avalon Library has achieved this esteemed ranking.
The library is among 260 ranked as a 'Star Library' out of 7,349 libraries scored in the United States. Rating criteria is based on circulation, library visits, program attendance and public Internet computer use. Avalon was among four other libraries in New Jersey to receive 5 stars. The others were the Mercer County Library, the Princeton Public Library and the Bernardsville Public Library.   

New Releases
New Nonfiction for November

"The Daily Show (The Book)" by Jon Stewart: For almost 17 years, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire and opinionated news coverage. Now the show's behind-the-scene gags, controversies and camaraderie are chronicled by the players themselves, including input from Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell and more. 

What's HOT:
Top Fiction for November

"Damaged" by Lisa Scottoline: From best-selling author Lisa Scottoline comes the much-anticipated fourth book in her Rosato & DiNunzio thriller series!

Top Movies for November

"The Infiltrator": Based on a true story, U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking scene, posing as a slick, money-laundering businessman Bub Musella. Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and corrupt bankers, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

The New York Times
How to Use the Online Service

Earlier this month, we announced that Avalon Library patrons now have unlimited access to the New York Times online service. Click below for a step-by-step guide on how to access it from home!