APL Kids

Outdoor Movies in Houdini Plaza

Bring a blanket and snacks and join us for outdoor movies in Houdini Plaza this summer! Movies begin at approximately 8:30 pm. Please see the schedule below.

Outdoor movies are hosted by The Building for Kids, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, YMCA and The Trout Museum of Art in collaboration with the Appleton Public Library and Appleton Downtown Inc.

2015 Outdoor Movie Schedule

July 22 - Disney's Planes
July 29 - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
August 5 - Disney's Big Hero 6
August 12 - October Sky

Parking Meter Changes

Hours of parking meter enforcement in the lot in front of the library now end at 6:00 pm. The meter price remains the same at $0.75 an hour.

For more information about other parking around the area, please visit the City of Appleton website.

Join us for the Children's Parade!

Have you heard? Children’s Services is putting together a group to march in the Downtown Appleton Children’s Parade on Wednesday, July 22. Registration is required.

As part of the registration process, you will need to submit a waiver prior to participation in the parade. Waivers may be picked up at the Children's Services information desk. To reserve a spot with our group, call 832-6189 or visit our online calendar.

We're also hosting a Night of Super Heroes to prepare for the parade, Thursday, July 16 starting at 6:00 pm. We'll prepare for the parade by making awesome super hero costumes!

Who is Your Hero? Essay Contest for Tweens

Students in 3rd through 6th grade, write an essay about your favorite hero and have the chance to win a prize!  Essays must be at least 150 words long, and can be submitted in three ways: in person at the library (typed or handwritten), submitted in this form, or emailed to the school-age librarian at ejepson@apl.org. You may enter one essay. The last day to submit an essay is August 8. 

All essays must include the following information: student's name, grade, school and city, and either a phone number or email address where we can contact you if you are a prize winner. 

Three prizes will be awarded; a Kindle Fire, and two $25 gift cards to amazon.com. If a student's essay is chosen for a prize, they must pick it up here. Prizes are provided by the Friends of the Appleton Public Library.

Questions can be directed to the school-age librarian at 920-832-6020 or ejepson@apl.org.






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