Friends of APL

Public libraries change lives.

As public dollars become tighter, the library budget is able to do more because of Friends of Appleton Public Library. Friends helps to fill the gap by funding programs and innovative services beyond the scope of public funds. Over 95% of library programs are supported by Friends grants, which also are used to support the APL in developing technologies and other important services for the greater Appleton community.


Friends of APL is a strong advocate of our library.

Every year Friends of APL provides grants to APL for:

  • library materials and special collections
  • programs
  • collaborations with community partners
  • technology
  • marketing
  • special projects