APRIL 20, 2016
Be sure to
"Check It Out!" 
with these great digital media programs, all with easy access, wherever you are!


Open House
Saturday, June 18


Breakfast and beverages from Avalon Coffee, games, crafts, face painting and more!


Special: Story time with Belle at 10:30am


Hands-on activities demonstrating fun and easy-to-use services!


Seasonal patron cards are now free of charge! Sign-up for one and receive a gift bag and an entry to win a free iPad Air! Grab bag gifts for kids too!


Click here for some of our Oral Histories

What's HOT for April

Top 10 Nonfiction
From philosophy and physics to cast-iron cooking and chilling true-life stories, these are the Top 10 picks on What's HOT in
nonfiction for April. Click here for the full list and to reserve your copy now. 

Top 10 Fiction
Murder-mysteries, revengeful romances, family drama, despair, hope, humor and more. This month's Top 10 What's HOT in fiction is sure to heat up your spring reading list. Reserve your copy now of one or all of the Top 10 listings by clicking here!

Graphic Novel Review - Civil War: Captain America/Iron Man
In this collection, Captain America faces off against the United States government, in which he avenges against billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Read the latest review of this series, and reserve your copy of this thrilling graphic novel by clicking here.

Featured Programming

The Avalon Free Public Library has a full schedule of fascinating and fun, and most important, free programs for patrons. Some highlights for upcoming programs are listed below. Register by calling the Library at 609-967-7155. Be sure to "Check It Out" online for a full list of programs and schedules. 

April 20 - iPad Workshop: Instagram & Pinterest, 5:30pm
April 26 - Technology: Roku as a TV Alternative, 6pm
April 27 - iPad Workshop: System Settings, 5:30pm

April 20 - Romance Book Club, 6pm
May 4- History Book Club, 6pm

April 20 - The Rise of Beatlemania in America, 6:30pm

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 
Story Time, 10am

May 2, 3 - Art Workshop: Mosaic Water Can (2-day event), 10am
Check It Out: Flipster
The library is home to a variety of online services that allow patrons to access a variety of books, movies, music, magazines and more at just the click of a button.

Flipster is a unique program that provides patrons with current and back issues of the most popular magazines on the newsstand. Gather the latest in fashion with Elle and Cosmopolitan, house decorating tips from Home and Garden, exercise with Men's Health and Yoga Journal, children's entertainment with Ranger Rick and so much more! Magazines are sent directly to your browser on iPad, Android tablet, computer or smartphone. Perfect for beach-side browsing! 

Click here to learn more.
Avalon Historical Society Restores Painting by Avalon Founder
The Avalon History Center acquired and has undergone the restoration process of an 1889 painting by Joseph Wells, one of the founders of the Seven Mile Beach Company. The painting depicts the Avalon Hotel, residential homes, a forest and the ocean beyond from the viewpoint atop a sand dune.
The restoration process is currently underway with extensive and careful cleaning and retouching. This fascinating restorative progress and the full history of the painting can be found by clicking here.