• Appleton Comprehensive Plan Update

    Below is a City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan Update from the City of Appleton.

    Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous opportunities for community members to provide input regarding the update to the City of Appleton’s Comprehensive Plan.

    Out of these conversations and online feedback several themes have emerged:
    • Opportunity to connect and expand the bike/walking paths throughout the city.
    • A desire for a more walkable community, including concern over safety.
    • The revitalization of commercial corridors such as Wisconsin Avenue.
    • Downtown mixed-used facilities.
    • Providing more housing options and maintaining housing affordability.

  • Meet Linda Schrage, Our May/June Artist-in-Residence

    Linda Schrage is APL’s May/June Artist-in-Residence. Visit the library and see Linda’s works of art in the two display cases closest to the 1st floor Information desk and on the second floor. Linda will present a a series of programs and demonstrations throughout May and June.

    Off the Wheel – Saturday, May 7 from 11:00am-1:00pm         

    APL Meeting Room A/B        

  • Cookie Club

    Sign up at the Children's Desk to receive your official 2016 Cookie Club card. How does it work? Visit the library between April 25 and June 4 and receive a stamp on your official Cookie Club card each time you visit. After you collect four stamps, bring your completed card to Great Harvest Bread Company (Northland Avenue) for a free cookie. Thank you to Great Harvest Bread Company for sponsoring the Cookie Club.

  • Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale

    April 29 & 30 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    There’s no better way to enhance your personal or family's library. The sale has thousands of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books, as well as videotapes, audiobooks and other media materials. Most items are $1 or less.

    Our Friends-only pre-sale is Thursday, April 28 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. This early bird sale gives Friends the first shot at the best items.

    Joining or renewing your friendship is affordable and easy to do online. Remember, your friendship and your book sale purchases support Appleton Public Library programs, technologies and materials.

  • Please Take Our Survey!

    We want to hear from you! From April 4 to April 30 we are running a survey to understand how you use technology in the library. This will help us provide resources and services that are valuable to the community.

    The survey is anonymous and does not collect any personally identifiable information. Please support the library and help us improve our services by filling out this short survey today.

  • City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan Update

    The City of Appleton, and key partner Appleton Downtown Inc, are working with architectural and planning firm Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc (SEH) to update the city comprehensive plan in order to craft a roadmap to help guide the next phase of public and private investment within the city. The current 20-year City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan was adopted in March of 2010.

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