On This Day, May 25

On May 25, 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. The incredible success of Star Wars–it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide–began with an extensive, coordinated […]


On This Day, May 24

After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester […]


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 […]


On This Day, May 23

On May 23, 1934, notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the “Public Enemy Era”, between 1931 and 1935. Even during their lifetimes, their depiction in the […]


On This Day, May 20

On May 20, 1927, at 7:52 a.m., American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh takes off in the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. He flew northeast up the […]


Avalon Free Public Library Announces June Programming!

  AVALON, N.J. – “Check It Out” at the Avalon Free Public Library! This 5-star rated library lists its June programming below for inclusion in your calendar of events and announcements. Note an Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. The event will be open to the public and feature breakfast sponsored by Avalon […]


On This Day, May 18

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people. Ash from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Millions of trees were scorched and burned by the hot air alone. When the glacier atop the mountain melted, a massive mudslide wiped out homes and […]


New Nonfiction Books: June 2016

June 2016 Interested in a specific title? Visit our online catalog to search the library’s entire collection. Armageddon by Dick Morris Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Timesbestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy and position on the issues for Republicans to attract crucial new voters to the party in […]


New Fiction Books: June 2016

June 2016 Interested in a specific title? Visit our online catalog to search the library’s entire collection. General Fiction Books All In by Simona Ahrnstedt In the cutthroat world of Sweden’s financial elite, no one knows that better than corporate raider David Hammar. Ruthless. Notorious. Unstoppable. He’s out to hijack the ultimate prize, Investum. After years of […]