1. Talking Books

    Talking Books is a free library service from the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library.  It is available to Wisconsin residents whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it difficult to read a standard printed page.  There is no cost for machines, books, magazines, catalogs or accessories.  They are delivered to your mailbox, doorstep or Post O

  2. Listen on the go

    Would you like to listen to an audio book while running or walking the dog?

    Playaway device 

  3. New look for Appleton electronic resources

    The new website for the Appleton Public Library has provided a new way to access databases, downloadable books and magazines, and other information.  They are now available under the “elibrary” tab on the home page. 


  4. Zinio update and access to more titles

    Zinio, the downloadable magazine service from Recorded Books, has been updating their system.  Due to the update, patrons who already have an account will need to register again.  You are allowed to use the same password and information as before.  The upgrade should not affect your previous magazine subscriptions.  If

  5. Excited about the 1940 census release? Search it for free at the Appleton Public Library

    For those of you who are interested in family history, you may not know that the Appleton Public Library gives you access to the 1940 census.  If you come to the library  you can use Ancestry Library Edition for free.  It  is very similar to the version you can purchase for home use, but has fewer of the tree-creation tools.  Search using the catalog co

  6. Where to find your next great book

    Staff PicksYou just finished a great book, and now you are looking for something new.  Your list of "to-read" books is empty and the latest magazine didn't have any reviews that sounded g

  7. Free ebooks for fantasy and science fiction fans

    Of course you can access books from Wisconsin's Digital Library for free using your InfoSoup library card, but there are other places on the web where you can get free ebooks, and today I'd like to talk about a site with free ebooks in the science fiction and fantasy fields.

  8. OneClickdigital audio books from Recorded Books are always available

    For those with an interest in digital audio books, the Appleton Public Library has added a second way for you to download digital audio books to your computer or laptop, as well as many ereaders, smart phones and tablets. 

  9. Zinio downloadable magazines now available!

    Zinio provides subscription access to popular magazines, creating them page-for page with full-color photos, navigation by page, interactive media elements such as audio and video, and key word article searches.  They may be read on your computer, your tablet or phone, through the appropriate Zinio app.*  Appleton Public Library's subscription provides 100 magazine titles, with most o

  10. Welcome to Pulp-less Fiction!

    This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library.  I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music


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