Mon, Nov 18, 2013
The library will be closed Thursday, November 28. We will reopen at 9:00 am Friday, November 29.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013
Our new community-based strategic plan is complete. The plan, known as APL150, reaches to our 150th anniversary in 2047. Our intention was to create a plan whose mission, vision and services would be flexible and responsive to community needs long into the future.
The final document is the culmination of a nearly two year process, which incorporates what we heard from the community during the 20 Community Conversation sessions and focus groups, and a community analysis of the Library’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
During the process, a 10-member Community Advisory Committee was formed to analyze the data from the community, as well as information from staff experts and experts in the fields of visioning, planning and design.
With the help of the Community Advisory Committee, the plan focuses on seven strategies:
• Hub of Learning and Literacy
The seven strategies developed through our community-centered process with our Community Advisory Committee serve as the building blocks of the services we will offer for years to come.
The release of the strategic plan, which focuses on services, is the first phase in determining the future of the Library. The next phases will focus on the type of facility that is needed to accomplish these services. Our plan is to take all of our research and investigation into consideration in judging how our facility can be adjusted to meet the changing demands.
The entire strategic planning document can be viewed online here or by clicking on the PDF below.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013
Did you know that the Downtown Book Club has been meeting at Harmony Café first Wednesdays of each month since July of 2007? The first discussion book was Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. The group is still going strong six years later. There is a nice mix of Free-for-alls (choose your own title) and assigned titles. Howard Porter moderates this group. He was named Appleton Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year in April 2013. Do you want to join this book club? New members are always welcome. Participants may order lunch or a beverage off the Harmony Café menu. Here is the schedule for the next four months:
Downtown Book Club at Harmony Café
November 6 | Free-for-all - Theme: Award Winners
December 4 | The Rent Collector: A Novel by Camron Steve Wright
January 8 | Free-for-all - Theme: Book I got for Christmas
February 5 | Free-for-all - Theme: Books about a presidential wives (fiction or nonfiction)
For further information contact Elizabeth Eisen at 832-6392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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