Avon Library Grand Opening

Joining Mayor Jensen for the Avon Library ribbon cutting were City Council members Scott Radcliff and Brian Fischer, LPLS Director Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Branch Manager Donna Kelly-Sprinkle and members of the LPLS Board of Trustees.

The new Avon Library is now open!

Friends and family of the Avon Branch at 37485 Harvest Drive gathered on January 29 for a private ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the renovation and expansion!

“We wouldn’t be here without our wonderful staff and community partners, including the LPLS Board of Trustees, the Foundation of the Lorain Public Library System, our 2020 levy committee, the Petersen family and The Norton Family Foundation!”

The public was invited on February 4 for a grand opening celebration including live demonstrations in The Norton Family Foundation Demonstration Kitchen, Create Space and eSports Lounge!

Beginning this Sunday, February 12, the Avon Branch will be open on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (closed on Sundays June, July and August). We can’t wait to see you there!

Guests visit the new Avon Library during the Grand Opening on February 4.

Upcoming Avon Library Events

Little Learners: Thursdays, Feb. 16, 23; 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Avon Branch • Monday, Feb. 20; 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Avon Branch – Caregivers with 4 and 5 year olds nurture their love of reading through books and activities. Preregistration required.

Book Discussions: Wednesday, Feb. 15; 6:30 p.m. Avon Branch “The Maid” by Nita Prose – Spend time each month discussing a great book and making new friends. Copies of the books are available at the library. New members are welcome. Preregistration required.

Senior Series: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Thursdays, Feb. 16; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Avon Branch – Join Mary Molnar from Senior Care Authority for an in depth discussion on senior living and care options and ways to pay for them. Preregistration required.

Adapted Story Time: Saturday, Feb. 18; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Avon Branch – Children with varying learning styles and abilities enjoy a program with stories, songs, games and a social time. While content is geared for ages 3 to 7, all ages are welcome. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Preregistration required.

Browser’s Reading Buddies: Saturdays, Feb. 18; March 25; April 22; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Avon Branch – Children ages 5 to 10 sit and read to a therapy dog for a 15 minute session. Call the library at 440 327 8326 to register.

Cook the Book: “From the Desk of Zoe Washington” by Janae Marks: Tuesday, Feb. 21; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Avon Branch – A delicious book club perfect for children in grades 4 to 6. Read the book and then come together for discussion, cooking and best of all, tasting! The recipe for this program will be Zoe’s Froot Loop cupcakes. Preregistration required.

Starting a Business 101: Wednesday, Feb. 22; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Avon Branch – Thinking about starting a business? Learn the dos and don’ts of getting into business and how SCORE can help you work through your issues with free mentoring. Preregistration required.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: Thursday, Feb. 23; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; North Ridgeville Branch – Make an appointment to donate blood during our blood drive! Appointments are needed and can be scheduled online at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1 800 RED CROSS.

Teen Gaming: Open Play: Thursdays, Feb. 23; March 30; April 27; May 25; 5 to 7 p.m.; Avon Branch – Open to tweens and teens ages 10 and up.

Musical Toolbox: Saturdays, Feb. 25; March 18; April 1, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Avon Branch – Designed for children with disabilities and their families, this fun and engaging music program is conducted by a board certified music therapist from Mixed Melody Music Center, LLC. Caregivers will be given musical tools to use with their children outside of class. Preregistration required.

Teen Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament: Saturday, Feb. 25; 2 to 5 p.m.; Avon Branch – Join fellow gamers to compete for small prizes and the title of Smash Bros. Champion. Open to ages 10 and up. Preregistration required.

Iditarod Trail Talks: Monday, Feb. 27; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Avon Branch – Join local Iditarod enthusiast Eleanor Csizmadia to explore the beauty and excitement of Alaska and hear stories of the most exciting and grueling race in the world. Preregistration required.

Patrons can register for events at LorainPublicLibrary.org/events. Events listed as “Hybrid” can be attended in person or virtually. Preregistration is required for both options.

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