School Age (K-6)

  1. Kindergarten & First Grade: Snow Day at the Library

    When: 
    Available October 1-March 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Kindergarten & First Grade: Snow Day at the Library

    Kindergarten and First Grade students come to the Library to celebrate snow and art by studying the Caldecott winning book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. They will learn about animal tracks by participating in an animal track journey around the children’s department which will introduce them to the various book collections in the section. We will look at similarities and differences between types of texts. This program lasts approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets the RLK.7, RIK.9 & RI1.9 (OEUs 2 & 3) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip. 

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. The School Age Librarian will email you the application, along with important details about how to get the cards. If you choose to check out books, add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another downtown Appleton destination.

  2. Free Lunch at the Library

    When: 
    Wednesdays | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Where: 
    Lower Level Meeting Room A/B
    Registration Details: 

    Registration is requested; please call (920) 832-6189.

    Join us for free lunch every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. Food is provided by Aramark through the Summer Food Service Program by the Department of Public Instruction. Registration is requested; please call (920) 832-6189.

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  3. Second Grade: Hooked on Books

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Hooked on Books

    Encourage your students to become strong, independent readers! This program will introduce students to a wide variety of books featuring characters just like them. We'll also take a tour of the Children’s Services department. Expect this program to last approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets the RL2.3 (OEU 1) Common Core Standard.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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  4. Fifth & Sixth Grade: What's Your Genre?

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    What's Your Genre

    Explore books featuring a large range of genres. We'll also discuss novels that have been adapted to a graphic novel format. Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is also provided. This program lasts approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets RL5.7, RL5.9, RL6.9 (OEU 4) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

  5. Fourth Grade: Books With A View

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Books with a View

    Find popular books that demonstrate first, second, and third person points of view. Students will also learn skills for using Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is included. This program lasts approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets the RL4.6 (OEU 1-4) Common Core Standard.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

    Program's Age/Audience: 
  6. Third Grade: Series-ly Worth It

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Series-ly Worth It

    Meet classic, popular, and new characters found in fiction and non-fiction series! This program includes an introduction to approximately 10 genres, as well as a tour of the Children's Services department. Students will also learn the basics of using Infosoup, our online catalog. Expect this program to last approximately one hour.

    This field trip meets the RL3.3, RL3.9, RL3.10 (OEU 1-4) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free, and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice, and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this field trip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

    Program's Age/Audience: 
  7. Second Grade: Get a Clue

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or call 920-832-6020 to register.

    Get a Clue

    Second grade students can earn clues to solve a library riddle by finding items such as books, DVDs, magazines and more in the library. We will work on learning the difference between fiction and non-fiction and learn how materials are organized. This program will last approximately one hour.  

    This field trip meets the RI2.5 (OEU 1) Common Core Standard.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

    Program's Age/Audience: 
  8. Kindergarten: Mad About Music

    When: 
    Available October 1 - March 31 for classroom visits, May 29 for in-library visits
    Where: 
    In your classroom, or at the Appleton Public Library
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen in Children's Services to schedule (920) 832-6020 or email ejepson@apl.org.

    Mad About Music

    Invite Children's Librarian Ellen Jepson to your classroom or bring your students to the Appleton Public Library for a musical storytelling program.

    Important Details:

    This 30 minute program may include:

    • Rhythmic books
    • Books for singing along
    • Instruments such as the Autoharp and Piano (piano when presented at the Library)
    • Musical fingerplays
    • Lots of singing!

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

     

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  9. Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Portal to Research

    Learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, our online catalog, to research topics important to you. This visit may consist of two parts. Part one; Ellen, our School-Age Specialist Librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Part two; your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the Children's Services department. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library.

    This field trip meets W4.7, W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

  10. First Grade: Passport to the Library

    When: 
    Available October 1 - May 31
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6020 to register.

    Passport to the Library

    First grade students are invited to get to know their library by completing a “Passport to the Library”. This passport will show students how to find books, DVDs, music and more, as well as introduce them to library staff. The program will explain differences between text types and the differences between fiction and non-fiction. This program lasts approximately one hour. 

    This field trip meets the RL1.5 (OEU 1) Common Core Standard.

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

    All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

    Program's Age/Audience: 
  11. Group Visits

    Where: 
    Children's Section

    Request a group visit any time of year. A variety of literature-based programs are available for children birth through grade 6. Click here to learn more and/or to register online.

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