Welcome to the Avalon Free Public Library History Center, formerly the Avalon Museum. The History Center serves as an informational and cultural Gateway to Avalon for all residents and visitors. The Center’s visitors will explore Avalon’s past, present, and future in visually exciting, intellectually accessible, and emotionally evocative new exhibits and public programs.
Also in the making are a circulating book collection, computer work stations, and patron access to Geneology.com.
The Avalon Free Public Library History Center seeks to foster a greater appreciation of Avalon’s unique heritage by collecting, preserving, cataloging, and exhibiting cultural material relevant to Avalon’s story, and by providing engaging and entertaining programs that promote this story to a diverse audience. The History Center also serves as an intellectual hub for local organizations and groups to meet and discuss events that shape the community.
The Avalon Historical Society
The Avalon Historical Society was formed in 1997 with the intention of collecting and preserving the history of Avalon New Jersey. Since that time the Historical Society has engaged the Avalon community and beyond with a variety of programs, exhibits, and artifact collections. Besides the educational programming, that has come in the form of authors, first person historical interpreters, and folk singer/storytellers, the Avalon Historical Society has been a leading civic organization in Avalon.
Events like the annual Jean Losch Memorial triathlon, old house tour, and photo contest have become a right of summer passage for the community.
The Avalon Free Public Library
The Avalon Free Public Library opened to the public in 2002 after the voters overwhelmingly supported the creation of an independent Avalon Library institution. Since it’s opening, the Library has continued to grow as an education and entertainment center for residents and visitors alike.
The Library collection contains 32,539 volumes and circulates over 11,000 items per year.
The Library encourages a literate and informed community by providing free and open access to first class collections as well as services and programs that inspire, inform, and enrich our community.
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Hours of Operation
||11:00am to 3:00pm
How to Volunteer
Volunteers are the backbone of the Center, assisting in everything from event management to mailings to administrative work.
To find out how you can volunteer, please call 609-967-0090.