Oct. 5, 2016
Be sure to " Check It Out!"  with these great digital-media programs, all with easy access, wherever you are!

Upcoming Programs

Knitting, Mondays
Storytime, Tuesdays & Thursdays  

10/6 Creative Writing
10/8  Beginner Genealogy 
10/10  Scrabble
10/11  Android  Workshop: Freeing Up Space
10/13 Windows 10 Hands-On: Facebook & Twitter
10/18 Art Workshop: Ceramic Pumpkin with Burlap Texture

Registration is required for certain programs. 
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Click here  for some of  our Oral Histories

Erin Brown Named New Library Director 

The Avalon Free Public Library is excited to welcome its new Director, Erin Brown. Brown joined the Library staff in September following the retirement of longtime director Norman Gluckman. 

"Joining the team at the Avalon Free Public Library has been an amazing experience," says Brown. "I'm grateful for the support and warm welcome of the Library staff, Board of Trustees, and entire Avalon Community. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an exceptional team to help shape the future of this outstanding organization. I look forward to doing all that I can to support the Library's existing phenomenal services and offerings while working with staff to explore new and exciting opportunities along the way."

Brown earned her master's  degree in Library and Information Science and achieved a B.A. in Arts with a concentration in Arts History from Drexel University. She  previously served as the Head of Adult Services for the Atlantic City Free Public Library for the past eight years.

"The AFPL Board of Trustees enthusiastically welcomes Erin Brown as the Library's new Director," said President Jacquie Ewing. "Of the 36 applicants and several viable candidates interviewed, Ms. Brown impressed the
interview panel as the person best suited to oversee the next exciting phase of growth of Avalon's  life-long learning and cultural center."

Be sure to stop by and extend a warm welcome to Erin Brown the next time you visit the Avalon Free Public Library.
Don't Forget:
WiFi Hotspots Are Available 

No need to worry about not finding a connection. Avalon property owners and renters are eligible to rent a wifi  hotspot  from the Library. Hotspots can be used for one week at a time. Patrons are only allowed to take one per household per month. If you have any questions or want to rent a hotspot, visit the circulation desk.

What's HOT:
Top 10 Most Anticipated Titles

This week, check out the top 10 most anticipated book titles. The list was voted on by our patrons, so be sure to check it out and see if you're choice made the cut! If not, try a new pick. There are 10 great books to choose from. 

What's HOT:
Top 10 Audiobooks on OverDrive

With hectic schedules from work, school and everything in between finding the time to sit down and read a book might not always be possible. With OverDrive, you can enjoy your next favorite novel on the go by checking out an audiobook! Here is a list of the top 10 audiobooks available on OverDrive right now. Reserve yours today.