Avon’s Historic Library to Grow Onward and Upward with $250K in Grants

AVON – Avon Free Library will soon begin fundraising and putting about $250,000 in grants to work propelling the building into its next century. A $127,000 construction grant through Pioneer Library System and $100,000 secured by Senator Patrick Gallivan are welcome help towards the project's $317,000 total. It will take $40,000 from the Library Board and the generosity of the community to realize several permanent updates like cutting-edge … [Read more...]

Chris Ryan Named Avon Citizen of the Year for 2015

AVON – The Town of Avon formally recognized local charity leader and director Christine Ryan as Senior Citizen of the Year for 2015 at their regular meeting on Thursday, May 29. Ryan is the President of the Board of Directors at the Avon Free Library, coordinator of the Avon Food Pantry in partnership with Foodlink, directing donations, volunteers and monthly distribution of food to 25 to 30 households, and even more during the … [Read more...]

Community-Driven Avon Library Swarming with Students’ Bug Sculptures

AVON – A horde of fascinating insect sculptures made by Avon and Mount Morris students were delivered to the Avon Free Library on Thursday and are now perched throughout the historic building's main room and in the children's library downstairs. A thin, bulging-eyed praying mantis made of twisted steel now crouches on top of a bookshelf in the library's main room, with colorful butterflies, moths, and a ladybug perched on and around the … [Read more...]