Field Trips

First Grade: Passport to the Library

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

Passport to the Library

First grade students are invited to get to know their library by completing a “Passport to the Library”. This passport will show students how to find books, DVDs, music and more, as well as introduce them to library staff. The program will explain differences between text types and the differences between fiction and non-fiction. This program lasts approximately one hour. 

This field trip meets the OEU 1 (RL1.5) Common Core Standard.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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Second Grade: Get a Clue

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or call 920-832-6020 to register.

Get a Clue

Second grade students can earn clues to solve a library riddle by finding items such as books, DVDs, magazines and more in the library. We will work on learning the difference between fiction and non-fiction and learn how materials are organized. This program will last approximately one hour.  

This field trip meets the RI2.5 (OEU 1) Common Core Standard.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

Program's Age/Audience: 

Second Grade: Hooked on Books

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

Encourage your students to become strong, independent readers! This program will introduce students to a wide variety of books featuring characters just like them. We'll also take a tour of the Children’s Services department. Expect this program to last approximately one hour.

This field trip meets the RL2.3 (OEU 1) Common Core Standard.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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Third Grade: Series-ly Worth It

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

Meet classic, popular, and new characters found in fiction and non-fiction series! This program includes an introduction to approximately 10 genres, as well as a tour of the Children's Services department. Students will also learn the basics of using Infosoup, our online catalog. Expect this program to last approximately one hour.

This field trip meets the RL3.3, RL3.9, RL3.10 (OEU 1-4) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free, and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice, and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this field trip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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Fourth Grade: Books With A View

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

Books with a View

Find popular books that demonstrate first, second, and third person points of view. Students will also learn skills for using Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is included. This program lasts approximately one hour.

This field trip meets the RL4.6 (OEU 1-4) Common Core Standard.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

Portal to Research

Learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, our online catalog, to research topics important to you. This visit may consist of two parts. Part one; Ellen, our School-Age Specialist Librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Part two; your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the Children's Services department. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library.

This field trip meets W4.7, W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

Fifth & Sixth Grade: What's Your Genre?

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

What's Your Genre?

Explore books featuring a large range of genres. We'll also discuss novels that have been adapted to a graphic novel format. Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is also provided. This program lasts approximately one hour.

This field trip meets RL5.7, RL5.9, RL6.9 (OEU 4) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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