Top Christina Baker Kline Novels at the Library!

Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including Orphan Train, which spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and has been published in 40 countries. It has been chosen as a “One Book, One Read” selection by more than 100 communities and […]

Tattered group of Berliners standing in ruins of building at the edge of Tempelhof Airfield, looking up at a C-47 cargo plane bringing them food during the Berlin airlift to break blockade of overland routes imposed by Soviet cordon.  (Photo by Walter Sanders//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

On This Day, June 24

For the Soviets, the escapade quickly became a diplomatic embarrassment. Russia looked like an international bully that was trying to starve men, women, and children into submission. And the successful American airlift merely served to accentuate the technological superiority of the United States over the Soviet Union. On May 12, 1949, the Soviets officially ended […]


New Nonfiction Books: July 2016

Interested in a specific title? Visit our online catalog to search the library’s entire collection. Bobby Kennedy by Larry Tye New York Times bestselling author of Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend Larry Tye was given unprecedented access by the Kennedy family to write this in-depth, vibrant and editorially independent biography. History remembers […]


New Fiction Books: July 2016

Interested in a specific title? Visit our online catalog to search the library’s entire collection! Click here to go to the library’s catalog. General Fiction Books  All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker In the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a […]


On This Day, June 23

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara is born today in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 23, 1929.   Shaara wrote four novels before he died of a heart attack in 1988. His second novel, The Killer Angels, is considered by some readers and historians to be the best novel ever written about the Civil War. […]


Top 10 Lisa Scottoline Books at the Avalon Library!

We are so excited to have Lisa Scottoline back for another author lecture this summer! Scottoline is one of the most popular authors in the library’s collection. All 32 books we have by her have circulated in the double digits and some have circulated over 150 times! We put together a list of her most popular […]


On This Day, June 22

On June 22, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services–known as G.I.s–for their efforts in World War II.  By giving veterans money for tuition, living expenses, books, supplies and equipment, the G.I. Bill effectively transformed higher education in […]


On This Day, June 21

On September 17, 1787, after three months of debate moderated by convention president George Washington, the new U.S. constitution, which created a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances, was signed by 38 of the 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the convention. As dictated by Article VII, the document […]


What’s New: Check it Out NOW Titles!

We at the Avalon Free Public Library are always looking for new ways to make sure our patrons are able to access he hottest books and movies when they come out. Our newest initiative is Check It Out Now, a brand new section of the library which has all of the most in-demand material. Here’s […]