• Library Closing Early - 5/20/19

    We will be closing at 2:30 pm on Monday, May 20 so that we may honor our City of Appleton colleague, Firefighter Lundgaard. We will reopen Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 am.

    There are no words for the loss this is for our community. Firefighter Lundgaard's sacrifice will never be forgotten. Heroes are never forgotten.

    We'd also like to thank everyone involved in stopping this tragedy before it escalated any further. Outagamie County Dispatch, first responders, Sergeant Christopher Biese and Officer Paul Christensen - you all saved countless lives.

    Our first responders, firefighters and police officers put their lives on the line every day to serve our community and we are eternally grateful. ❤️

  • Building Process Update: May 2019

    Director Rortvedt provided a brief building process update at the May 2019 board of trustees meeting. There is still no substantial update with the building process. The city and Commercial Horizons, the developer working on the mixed-use library proposal, continue to work through the feasibility of a possible parking solution. Library planning continues to remain on hold.

    For more information on the building process, please visit our planning page



  • Book Clubs at the Library

    Book clubs are a great way to gain new perspectives and a sense of community. Whether you are a prolific reader or you just need inspiration, these groups are free and open to everyone! We host the following book clubs for adults:

    Downtown Book Club-- meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
    May Selection: Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
    June Selection: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 

  • Imagine Fox Cities

    Imagine Fox Cities is a new, inclusive community-wide initiative created to be more intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities when it comes to well-being. The Appleton Public Library supports this initiative. 

    Imagine Fox Cities was created by community members and will be an ongoing initiative to ensure the community maintains or improves what is valued, with an eye on the future. Once opportunities for improvement are discovered, Imagine Fox Cities will move forward on developing a collaborative, comprehensive community action plan including a framework for future decisions based on identified shared values.

  • Submit Your Music Today!

    We're looking for the next group of artists to join the FlipSide collection. Have you produced an EP or full-length album of original music? Do you have ties (past or present) to the Fox Cities? We want you! Submit your music today.

    Our curators will review the music and consider it for inclusion in our collection based on a variety of criteria. You'll be informed via email whether your music was accepted or declined.

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