The roles of Trustees, Library Director, and Friends of the Library are related but distinct.  Trustees represent citizen control and governance of the library.  The Library Director represents the administration and management of the library.  Friends of the Library represent citizen participation and assistance to the library.  It is important to the success of the total library program that all three understand clearly their respective roles and work together toward common goals.

The Avon Public Library houses approximately 44,000 print volumes and over 2,000 items in non-print format. The average annual circulation is 36,000. The library is a member of the Old Colony Library network and is certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.