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Library Questions from Downtown Forum

As part of the City of Appleton’s mission to be transparent with the community about the Appleton Library Project, Mayor Hanna has provided detailed answers to questions from a recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Appleton Public Library.

This set of answers pertains to the proposed new downtown Appleton Public Library project. Questions about the proposed downtown exhibition center and other general questions asked at the forum will also be shared. To view the questions and answers, please click on the PDF below.

Videos of the full League of Women Voters Downtown Appleton Forum are also available online.

The Big Read during Money Smart Week

Join Children's Services for The Big Read during Money Smart Week, April 18-25. We will be hosting two storytimes; Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am and Thursday, April 25 at 6:15 pm.

Each child who registers and attends will receive a free copy of this year's book, Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst. Registration is required; to register, please click here.

Culver's Coloring Contest

April is the month for National Library Week!  Celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it.  It can be a character, event, scene or anything you liked about the book.  Children age 4-11 may return the drawing to Appleton Public Library's Children's Services desk between April 1 and April 30 and receive a certificate for a FREE single scoop of Culver's Frozen Custard in a cake cone or dish to be redeemed at one of Appleton's Culver's locations.  You'll also be eligible to win a special prize in a random drawing at your library.  Pick up your color sheet at the Children's Service desk or click on the link below.

Fiber Rain Storytime

Join Children's Services on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00-10:45am for a special storytime featuring Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. Then, meet Kassie, our fiber artist-in-residence and experiment with different yarn bombing techniques. All experiences levels welcomed!

Shel-a-Bration presented by Bob Kann

Join us Tuesday, March 31 at 6:15 as Bob Kann presents “Shel-a-Bration” - a celebration of the life and poetry of Shel Silverstein.

"Celebrate the rich life and playful poetry of Shel Silverstein with this blend of biography and verse. Hear tales about the man who was interested in everything and created for the sheer joy of it. Listen to poems about Homework Machines, Hippo Sandwiches, Crocodile’s Toothaches, and stories about Runny Babbits. Find out about the “what if” principle behind Silverstein’s creativity." 

Learn more about Bob, or check out books by Shel Silverstein in preparation for the event. For more information, contact Ellen at 920-832-6020.


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