Get Involved @ the Appleton Public Library

Books and other materials can be donated to the library. Drop off any items at the circulation desk. If desired, they will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. Any items not added to the collection will be sold in the Friends of the Appleton Public Library booksale.

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Friends of the Appleton Public Library Endowment Fund… The Friends of the Appleton Public Library Endowment Fund was established in 1980 with seed money from the Appleton Woman's Club. The interest from the fund is used each year for special programs and exhibits, while the principal remains intact to generate funds for future programs.

You can also donate to the Endowment Fund with anything from a one-time gift to planned giving. Individuals who donate have several options available in the Planned Giving Program:

  • Outright Gifts
  • Gifts of Income and Remainder Interest
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Gifts by Will
  • Anonymous Gifts

Planned giving employs tax, financial and estate planning techniques to enable a donor to make a substantial gift commitment to the Friends of the Appleton Public Library that provides significant tax and financial benefits for the donor.

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FP Young Scholarship… Frank P. Young (1879-1969) was an educator who served on the Appleton Library Board of Trustees 1921-1938. His wife, Clara Stansbury Young, served on the Library Board 1957-1972. The Frank P. Young Scholarship Fund was established at the Appleton Public Library in 1969 to help students obtain a graduate degree in Library Science and to further library service in the Appleton community. The scholarship is awarded to students working toward an advanced degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association at a university in Wisconsin or in one of the states contiguous to Wisconsin…  learn more / to top



Friends of the Appleton Public Library…  support the Library in developing its facilities and services for the community, encouraging gifts and bequests to the Library, and stimulating greater public support and use of the Appleton Public Library…  learn more / to top



Volunteering… The library welcomes volunteer help. Volunteers shelve materials, help staff the Summer Library Programs, and organize the annual used book sale. Many members of the Friends serve as volunteers. Others are matched with library tasks that suit their interests.  For further information, call our volunteer coordinator at 920-832-6346.   learn more / to top