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Summer 2014 Children's Services Program Booklet

Our Summer 2014 Children's Services Program Booklet is now available online.  Take a peek at all our fun summer plans including special performers coming to Children's Services!   The Children's Summer Reading Program has a science based theme this year called "Fizz, Boom, Read!"  Stay tuned for more Summer Reading Program news.

Reading to Infants and Toddlers

Have you seen the Begin Smart video hosted by the Library of Virginia on YouTube? This fifteen minute video is chock full of the whys and hows of early literacy. A range of young children and caregivers demonstrate ways to read together from infancy to toddlerhood. For more information like this go to Growing Wisconsin Readers, a site sponsered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Celebrate el día de los niños, el día de los libros!

Celebrate el día de los niños, el día de los libros with us on Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30-7:15 pm. With this drop-in program, share a book, play lotería and make papel picado. Special guests from the Appleton Bilingual School will also be here to celebrate with small reading groups and activities! No knowledge of Spanish or English is necessary.

Culver's Coloring Contest

April is the month for National Library Week!  Celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it.  It can be a character, event, scene or anything you liked about the book.  Children age 4-11 may return the drawing to Appleton Public Library's Children's Services desk between April 1 and April 30 and receive a certificate for a FREE single scoop of Culver's Frozen Custard in a cake cone or dish to be redeemed at one of Appleton's Culver's locations.  You'll also be eligible to win a special prize in a random drawing at your library.  Pick up your color sheet at the Children's Service desk or download it from here.

2014 Building Process Open House

March 27 | 4:30-6:30 pm

You're invited to drop-in, take a look at the top four sites, ask questions and provide input about the library needs assessment and site selection process. Representatives from Engberg Anderson and APL Staff will be on-hand to answer questions. You'll also be able to pick your favorite site with a fun, hands-on activity.

The open house will be located on the first level in the Appleton Public Library’s Children’s Program Rooms.

For more information about the process, please visit our newly updated APL 150 website. For a list of frequently asked questions, please see the attachment below. If you have a question that is not on the list, please call us at (920) 832-6170.

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