Building & Grounds Improvements

Backyard Redesign 2021

The Avon Free Library Board of Trustees has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for an architectural redesign of our backyard space. Please email Rebecca Budinger-Mulhearn, Director of the Avon Free Library, at to receive a copy of the RFP. Submission deadline is May 10th, 2021.

This project is a partnership with the Village of Avon and is financed in part by a New York Main Street Grant.

Renovation 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported our renovation project.

See photos of the project below:


We are expanding the size of our meeting room, creating new small study room, updating the children’s library, and re-configuring sections of the main floor bookcases and employee space. The historic value of this building is as important to us as it is to you and is being protected throughout the project. The most dramatic changes are in the lower lever with minimal impact in our history-rich great room.

The estimated cost of the project is $344,000. We have secured $127,000 in a NY state construction grant and Sen. Gallivan has been gracious in directing $100,000 to our project.*  The Library is contributing $40,000. Throughout 2017, we will be hosting a fund-raising campaign to make up the remaining $77,000, please consider donating. We have created a Paypal account to make it very easy:

* From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan~ “In many communities, the public library plays an important role in the lives of residents of all ages, whether they are doing research, looking for a book or movie, or searching the internet.  I am proud to help secure funding that will allow the Avon Free Library to better meet the needs of the community by expanding its public space and becoming more efficient in how it delivers these vital services.