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Roof Updates

Our roof will be undergoing construction starting this week and lasting until mid-June. Parking and sidewalks will be affected. Noise will also increase around the construction areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Beth Servais May/June Artist-in-Residence

Join us for a new series where you can learn about artistic techniques and take part in art classes by local artists! Stop by and see the work of the May/June Artist-in-Residence Beth Servais, which is on display on from May 1 through June 30. Also, take part in a series of programs and lectures as Beth shares who work and process with the community:

  • Art Making: It's About the Roadtrip Lecture
    Wednesday, May 27 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in Meeting Room C
  • Artist-in-Residence Demonstration
    Saturday, June 6 from 10:00am-12:00pm on the Main Level
  • Collective Collage Workshop
    Thursday, June 25 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in Meeting Room C
  • Create a Folktale Family Program
    Saturday, June 27 from 10:00am-10:45am in Children's Program Rooms A/B

Programs are open to the public and welcome all skill levels.

Summer Hours Begin

Our summer hours will begin Saturday, May 23. We will also be closed Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day weekend.

APL Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Summer 2015 Classes and Events Booklet

Our Summer 2015 Classes and Events booklet is now available! Our regular classes are returning this summer including, Wonderful Ones, Time for Twos and Play and Learn. This summer we are also introducing a new series called "Tech for Tweens". More information about this new series can be found on our online calendar.

The booklet also contains information about all of our fun summer specials, including the summer concert kick-off with Tom Pease, an end of summer concert with Mr. Steve and more!

For a printable version of the Summer 2015 Classes and Events booklet, please see the PDF below.

Building Project Update

Our job at the Appleton Public Library is to provide a framework that will meet the library service demands of the citizens of Appleton in the short and long term. In doing that work we have been responsive to the public feedback we have heard throughout the building process, which formally started in 2008.

We invite you to take a few minutes to read our latest building project update in the attachment below. In the article you will find information about the process up until this point. You may be familiar with some of the background information, and other pieces may be new to you, but we hope you find it helpful.

The question now lies with the community and the elected officials to make some big decisions. We heard several years ago that this isn’t just about the library. We listened and we changed our approach. What happens next is up to those of you who choose to communicate what you want. As taxpayers, you are all investors in this shared resource. Please don’t expect elected officials to assume they know what you want. They labor over these decisions and value your input. You have provided us with valuable input over the past few years of planning, and we know that you feel a strong sense of ownership over your library. Here at the Appleton Public Library, we will continue to respond to the next wave of feedback and strive to provide you high quality services you expect.

We are available to answer any questions you may have about the project in-person at any service desk, by phone at (920) 832-6170 or through email at info@apl.org.

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