AVALON, N.J. – It’s the most wonderful time of year, and from Thanksgiving weekend all the way through to a “Noon Year” celebration, the Avalon Free Public Library and History Center features a number of programs for all ages. Take a break from the holiday hoopla and enjoy some time at the library! A full calendar of events can be found at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving: Closed

Christmas Eve: 9am-12pm

Christmas: Closed

New Year’s Eve: 9am-5pm

New Year’s Day: Closed


Friday, November 29


Story Time with Mrs. Claus

A very festive story time! Celebrate the start of the Christmas season with Mrs. Claus – holiday stories, songs, and a craft for the kids.


Monday, December 2


Monday Matinee “Chef Flynn”

Synopsis: Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. Documentary- this film is not rated. Titles subject to change due to availability.


Saturday, December 7


Avalon Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

Enjoy food & refreshments, music, good company, and good cheer at this open house!

Location: Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.


Monday, December 9


Art Workshop: Ceramics Painting

Participants will choose from a variety of ceramics to paint. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning November 9. All others may register beginning November 23.


Saturday, December 14


Holiday Songs with the Fiddle Club

Join us for music to celebrate the holidays. Students and professional musicians from the Music Studio in Linwood will perform traditional Celtic Christmas songs.


Tuesday, December 31


Happy Noon Year!

Our youngest patrons are invited to help us ring in the “Noon” year with a story, snacks, fun, and a puppet show!


The Avalon Library received 5 stars in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries, based on statistical performance data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Avalon Library has received the 5-Star designation eleven times since 2009. The library is located at 235 32nd Street and provides free and open access to first-class collections, services and programs that inspire, inform and enrich the community. For more information on all library programs, please visit the library website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.