Planning Notes

Welcome to our planning page. Here you’ll find up-to-date information on the steps we are taking in our building process, as well as our strategic plan.

Libraries have always changed, and we will continue to evolve as the community’s needs change. One thing that has remained constant is our commitment to continue to be a vital educational institution for our community.



Library Board Meeting - September 2017

The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, September 19. As noted on the agenda, Director Rortvedt provided an update on the library building process.

Director Rortvedt explained that library and city staff are now working on drafting a request for proposals (RFP). The current plan is to bring the RFP back to the library board at the next meeting (October 17).

The meeting agenda, related documents, minutes and video are posted on the City of Appleton calendar.

Library Board Meeting - August 2017

The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, August 15. As noted on the agenda, Director Rortvedt provided an update on the library building process.

Director Rortvedt explained that she brought the approved memo, with regard to recommendations for moving forward with a mixed-use RFP for the library (see 7/18/17 library minutes, Action Item 5D), to the City of Appleton Finance Committee for discussion and questions.

In the coming weeks, Director Rortvedt and city staff will continue to work on defining how an RFP for a mixed-use library could look. 

Library Board Meeting - July 2017

The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, July 18. As noted on the agenda, the library board discussed recommendations for moving forward with mixed-use RFPs for the library.

President Scheuerman read a memo from Director Rortvedt detailing her recommendations for moving forward with mixed-use RFPs for the library.

The recommendations from Director Rortvedt include:

Library Board Meeting - June 2017

The Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, June 20. As noted on the agenda, the library board discussed the report of the June 13 meeting of the planning committee. President Scheuerman proposed an amendment to the planning committee recommendation; including library trustees, as well as staff, to bring back a proposal for how to move forward with mixed-use RFPs for the library.

Planning Committee Meeting - 6/13/17

The Appleton Public Library Board Planning Committee met Tuesday, June 13 to discuss options for moving forward with the library building process. 

The three options discussed included: