Field Trips

Kindergarten: Fun With Fairytales

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

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

Fun with Fairytales

Join library staff for a program featuring the classic tale The Three Little Pigs! Enjoy a puppet show, re-tell the story, evaluate illustrations from various publications, and compare a fractured version too! Meets RLK.2, RLK.6 (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 ten 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.

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

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Kindergarten: Mad About Music

Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact Ellen in Children's Services to schedule (920) 832-6187.

Kindergarten Mad About Music

Invite Children's Librarian Ellen Jepson to your classroom* for a storytelling program using music.

Important Details:

This 30 minute program may include:

  • Rhythmic books
  • Books for singing along
  • Instruments such as the Autoharp
  • Musical fingerplays
  • Lots of singing!

This program can also be presented at the Appleton Public Library.

*In-classroom visit available to schools with an Appleton address.

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First Grade: Passport to the Library

Where: 
Children's Section
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

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

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 fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31.  OEU 1 (RL1.5)

 Getting library cards and/or checking out books are nota 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 ten 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.

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

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Second Grade: Get a Clue

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.  They will work on learning the differences between fiction and non-fiction, and learn how materials are organized.  This program will last approximately one hour.  This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31. RI2.5 (OEU 1) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are nota 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 ten 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.

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

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 call 920-832-6020.

 

Encourage your students  to become strong, independent readers!  This program will: introduce students to a wide variety of books featuring characters just like them, a few diverse genres as well, include a tour of Children’s Services.  Expect this program to last approximately one hour.  This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31.  RL2.3 (OEU 1) 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 ten 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.

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

Program's Age/Audience: 

Third Grade: Series-ly Worth It

Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

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

Join Ellen Jepson, the school age librarian, to meet classic, popular, and new characters found in fiction and non-fiction series that students will enjoy reading.  This program includes an introduction to approximately 10 genres, and a tour of the children’s section.  Students will also learn the basics of using Infosoup, the library’s online catalog.  Expect this program to last approximately one hour.  This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31.  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 ten 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.

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

Program's Age/Audience: 

Fourth Grade: Books With A View

Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

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

Books with a View

Fourth grade students will join Ellen Jepson, the school age librarian, to find popular books that demonstrate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person points of view.   Students will also learn skills for using Infosoup, the library’s online catalog, including how to search for items, read a record, and access their account.  A tour of the children’s section is included, and the visit lasts approximately one hour.  This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31. Meets RL4.6 (OEU 1-4) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books
are nota 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 ten 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.

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

Program's Age/Audience: 

Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

Where: 
Children's Section
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

To register, call or email Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020.

Portal to Research
  • Fourth, fifth and/or sixth grade students can learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, the library’s online catalog, to research topics important to them. This visit can consist of two parts: Ellen Jepson, the school age librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Then, 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 section. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library. This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31. Meets W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are nota 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 ten 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.

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

Fifth Grade: What's Your Genre?

Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

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

What's Your Genre?

Ellen Jepson, the school age librarian, invites fifth grade students to explore books featuring a large range of genres.   We will also discuss novels that have been adapted to a graphic novel format.  Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, the library’s online catalog.  Expect a tour of the children’s section during this one hour program.  This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31.  Meets RL5.7, RL5.9 (OEU 4) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are nota 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 ten 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.

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

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