• What If? by Randall Munroe
  • Drawing Autism
  • The Miniature World of Marvin and James
  • Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
  • The Sealed-Up House
  • The Mystery of the Gold Coin
  • Cinderella Stays Late
  • The Girls of Atomic City
  • The Chicken Squad
  • Uni the Unicorn
  • Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever
  • Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List
  • Secrets of the Seasons
  • The Good House
  • The Tooth Fairy Wars
  • The Alchemist War
  • The Lost Stone
  • Missing Monkey
  • A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
  • Fine Print Sneak Peek: Community and Economic Development of a New Library

    There are as many different definitions and meanings of community and economic development as there are people who practice these professions.

    The Economic Development Handbook definition states, "From a public perspective, local economic development involves the allocation of limited resources-land, labor, capitol and entrepreneurship in a way that has a positive effect on the level of business activity, employment, income distribution patterns and fiscal solvency.

    There is a difference between community development and economic development.

    The United Nations defines community development broadly as "A process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems." Community well-being (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level, and it is the process for making a community a better place to live and work.

  • Children's Fall/Winter 2014 Events and Classes

    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.

  • I Scream for Reading!

    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.  

  • Teen Summer Reading Celebration

    August 20 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    Teens, pop in for a celebration of the Teen Summer Reading program. There will be food, fun and prizes. Registration is required - sign up today!

    It's not too late to sign up for the Summer Reading Program - visit our webpage to register today!

  • Maker Camp: Glow Bikes

    August 20 | 3:00-5:00 pm

    Ever wonder how you can make your bike shine at night? Teens and tweens - solder and engineer your afternoon away with the Appleton Public Library at the Midweek Farm Market in Washington Square. We will be tinkering with electroluminescent wire to make your bike glow. Please bring your own bike to decorate. Reserve your spot today!

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