Tired of holiday shopping? Long day at work? Find entertainment or knowledge fast!

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray. There may even be an occasional post on genealogy.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Diana


We have special displays to help you find something to view or read.

Staff picks logo

Staff Pick displays are available every day, both in the Children and Adult sections.   Staff members choose books they’ve read that they think you will enjoy.  Each book has a bookmark with the name of the staff person, so if you have the same taste in books you will be able to find more titles chosen by that person.  Our website also has reviews written by staff--Adult & Teen Staff Picks  and Staff Picks for Children.  A special Holiday display of books is to the right of the new books.  It has holiday fiction and nonfiction from various traditions.

Martha's Homemade Holidays

On the back of the Information desk there are dvd displays.  One half is documentaries—new or popular titles.  The other side changes topics monthly.  This month (December) we have Romantic films.  Also this month, there are holiday films located on the back counter.  These are both fiction and nonfiction; for example, videos on how to cook holiday foods.

ereader with books
Getting a new ereader?  The Appleton Public Library provides access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines through the services OverDrive, Zinio and OneClick Digital for your phone, tablet, ereader or laptop.  There is information on how to use these resources at the Library Download Services page.  Look for them in the right hand column.

Still not comfortable using your device?  Sign up for a one to one session with a librarian, through the website or by calling 832-6173.  We can schedule a 45 minute session for you to learn more about using these resources with your device.  

Whether you feel like watching or reading something about the holidays, or you would like a break from them, we have thousands of other titles to interest you.  Staff will be able to assist you in finding something to your taste, or browse our many displays.

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