December Storytime Themes

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Nov 302015

Here are our storytime themes for December.

December 7 & 8: Naughty or Nice?

December 14 & 15: Frosty and Friends

December 21 & 22: ‘Tis the Season

December 28 & 29: Goodbye, 2015!


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

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

December Book Club Selections

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Nov 262015

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, December 5 at 10:30 AM – Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich – Library Reading Room

visions of sugar plums

Summary from Goodreads: “It’s five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn’t got a tree. She hasn’t bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There’s not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment-and there’s a strange man in her kitchen.

Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. But this guy is different. He’s mysterious, sexy-and has his own agenda. His name is Diesel, and he’s on a mission. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn’t look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas “surprise” for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn’t believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style. “

Community Book Group

Monday, December 14 at 11:15 AM – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey- YMCA Community Center

snow child

Summary from Goodreads: “Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm, she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.”

Thanksgiving Closing

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Nov 232015

We will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26,  and Friday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Normal hours resume on Saturday, November 28.

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Kids’ Grinchmas Party

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Nov 192015

The Avalon staff liked the holidays a lot, so they hosted a Grinchmas party for each kid and tot!

Join us for a reading of the holiday classic plus Grinch-inspired games, crafts, and snacks!


Kids’ Grinchmas Party

Wednesday, December 9

6:30-8:00 PM (after library hours)

Ages 3-9 (Younger children may accompany siblings)

Please RSVP in person or via phone by Monday, December 7.

On date of party, please check in at the circulation desk.

Santa Letters Are Comin’ to Town

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Nov 162015

He’s makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice…

Show your favorite child s/he’s been nice by sending a personalized Santa letter!
santa letter

Fill out a form and return it to the front desk by Wednesday, 12/16.

Cost is $3 per letter – cash or check.

All letters will be postmarked by Friday, 12/18.