Summer Reading at Avalon

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Jun 082015

What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? No, it’s the book signal!

Summer reading sign-ups at Avalon begin on Saturday, June 13.

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With programs for kids, teens, and adults, make summer reading a family affair!  Books, comics/graphic novels, magazines, and audio books all count toward your reading time.

The children’s theme (for age 0-grade 5) this year is Every Hero Has a Story.  We will offer a number of programs involving both superheroes and real-life heroes, including special guests at storytime and a monthly superhero science program .


For every 15 minutes read (whether as a read-to-me or independent reader), color one of the icons on the reading log.

2 hours = 1 raffle ticket

Completed log = small prize

The teen theme (for grades 6-12) is Unmask.  We will offer monthly teen programming related to comics and superheroes.


For each hour read, check a box on the reading log.

2 hours = 1 raffle ticket

Completed log = small prize

The theme for adults is Escape the Ordinary.  Some of our book clubs may be reading titles related to the theme (TBA).


For each book read, write the title on the reading log.

1 book = 1 raffle ticket

3 books = small prize

You may bring in your reading logs at any time to receive the prizes and/or tickets you have earned as of that date.  A staff member will highlight or initial your log.

All logs are due by closing time on Saturday, August 8!

All prize drawings will take place on Saturday, August 15 at 1 PM at our Wrap-up Party featuring the Ice Queen and 6 Big Heroes!

Library Night at PNC Park

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Jun 042015

Ahoy, mateys!  Avalon and other county libraries are raiding PNC Park during Library Night on Tuesday, July 7.  Watch the Bucs battle the San Diego Padres by ordering your discounted $12 bleacher tickets now.

 Forms are available at the library and must be received by June 23.

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The first 3000 tickets purchased will receive a Starling Marte bookmark.

Kids ages 5-18 can enter to win to deliver the line-up card or change a base during the game.  Just complete the entry form on your ticket order.

The library with the most attending patrons will win a visit from the Pirate Parrot.

June Storytime Themes

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Jun 012015

Here are our storytime themes for June.

June 1 & 2: Summer’s Here!

June 8 & 9: Daddy Dearest

June 15 & 16: To Serve and Protect with special guest police officer!

June 22 & 23: Ride of Your Life with special guest EMT!

June 29 & 30: Superheroes Assemble!

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Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime with Sara (ages 2.5-5)

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime with Janice (all ages)