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Mon, Aug 25, 2014
R. David Lankes, professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies once tweeted, “Bad libraries build collections. Good libraries build services (of which a collection is one). Great libraries build communities.” Here at Appleton Public Library, we take those 127 characters to heart and strive to build communities every day.
With the help of our community, we have created a new vision and strategies that are based on this notion, because every single person in our community deserves a great library. Our facility plays an important role in how successfully we can implement our vision and strategies. With your help, we have decided that to be successful, we need a new facility, and the best location for that new facility is in the area of Appleton that will bridge the waterfront to the downtown area.
We have been diligent in making sure that we have not only kept you up-to-date with the planning process, but have also given you opportunities to provide input, and we will continue to do this. For now, we invite you to take a look through this special edition of Fine Print, where you’ll find articles on 21st century library service, an overview of our community-based plan, the economic impact a new facility would have on the Appleton area and more.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
The library’s Summer Reading Programs have ended for another year. To the over 4,600 children who took part in the baby/toddler and kids’ reading programs: AWESOME! All participants received prizes for the time they spent in reading and early literacy activity. Of those children, 14 were winners in our Grand Prize and Program Completion Prize Drawings! Aside from the sports events drawings, which took place prior the the events, the majority of the prize drawings took place on August 22 and 23.
Grand Prize $25 Gift Card Winners:
Barnes & Noble: Noah O., age 9
Best Buy: Sidney O., age 6
Heid Music: Madelyn B., age 10
History Museum at the Castle: Ayden H., age 7
Learning Shop: Oliver G., age 6
Target: Addy C., age 5
Toys R Us: Zachary M.
Packers Family Night Tickets:
Timber Rattlers Passes:
Completion Prize Gift Card Winners:
Funset Boulevard Passes: Elisabeth K., age 4 & Elaina P., age 9
1/2 Price Books Gift Card: Kya K., age 10
Walmart: Kenneth N., age 3
Target: Braxtyn C., 10 months
All prize winners have been contacted. Congratulations to them, and thanks again to all the participants. Thanks also to the many area businesses who donated these and other prizes!
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees were presented with the Library Needs Assessment, Site Evaluation and Prefunding Schematic Design Final Report. Below you will find the entire report for your viewing.
Are you wondering where you can learn more about the building process? A great way is to check out our building process website at www.apl150.org.
We will also be available at the Downtown Appleton Farm Markets August 30, September 6 and September 13. We will have a station set up in Houdini Plaza where you are invited to look at the concepts for the new Appleton Public Library and ask us any questions you may have. In addition, we will be stationed at the front entrance of the library every day from August 26 to September 16 to answer your questions. A schedule of times we are stationed at the entrance is listed below.
August 26 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
August 27 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
August 28 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 29 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
September 2 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
September 3 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
September 4 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
September 5 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
September 7 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
September 8 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
September 9 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
September 10 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
September 11 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
September 12 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
September 14 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
September 15 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
September 16 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
We are available for questions any time in-person at any of our service desks, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (920) 832-6170.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Our Fall/Winter 2014 Children's Services Classes and Events Booklet is now available online. Take a peek at all of our fun fall and winter plans including our regular class schedule, as well as special performers such as Pete the Cat and an author visit by Julie Mata!
Paper copies are also available in Children's Services.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
August 4 - September 12
Kids, receive delicious rewards for reading! Starting August 4, visit the library and check out or read a book a total of four times before September 12 to receive a coupon for a free kid's ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery in Appleton! Quantities of coupons are limited. Keep track of the titles of the books you read to write on Cold Stone's coupon. I Scream for Reading is sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery and Appleton Public Library. Thank you to Cold Stone Creamery for supporting reading and the Appleton Public Library.
I Scream for Reading is for children in grade 6 and younger. Please register at the Children's Services Desk. Once you register, you will receive a stamp card to keep track of how many times you visit the library.
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