• Summer 2015 Newsletter and Updates

    In June, the Appleton Common Council voted to not authorize the City of Appleton to make an offer to the owners of Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering and Trinity Lutheran Church, also known as the “bluff site”. It became clear last year, that talking about sites and concepts had more people paying attention to the mission and needs of the library than prior articles, television news stories, focus groups and meetings had done.

    Our work has been intentionally inclusive, and we won’t stop being inclusive with this decision. Not everyone agreed with the proposed site, and the reality is, there will not be a site or option presented that will have universal support. However, the foundation for moving forward is that everyone’s opinions need to be treated with respect. If we want people to participate, everyone should feel as valued as those who have come before them. This means the input we receive will be broad and diverse, and while the needs of the library haven’t changed, we need to move forward in a productive a manner.

  • Box Top Winner Announced!

    A total of 2,200 Box Tops were won by the Van Asten family this morning and presented by our Children's Librarian, Ellen Jepson at Appleton Public Montessori in front of an assembly of student onlookers and their proud and smiling Principal, Dom Ferrito. Thank you to all our patrons who contributed to this prize since February 2015. More than 60 of the over 2,000 children who completed the Summer Library Program entered to win this prize to give back to their community and support education. 

    Thank you to everyone who supported our first annual Kid's Summer Library Program Philanthropic Prize! Please continue to bring in your Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education and My Coke Rewards for next summer's winner!

  • Gale Courses

    Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, we now offer hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere through our newest database, Gale Courses. This new service offers well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students.

    Other benefits of Gale Courses include:
    • Free courses in hundreds of disciplines.
    • Easy to use; just use your library account to sign up and log in.
    • Programs can be joined year round.

    Gain valuable knowledge you can immediately apply to your life or on the job. There’s definitely something for everyone:

  • Summer Library Program - Important Dates

    The Summer Library Program runs from June 8 to August 9.  Children who complete at least seven weeks of our nine week reading program win a free book, a super hero badge and a chance to win an end of summer completion prize, in addition to regular weekly incentive prizes. The last day to pick up incentive prizes and turn in drawing slips is August 15.  The drawing for the completion prize will take place on August 17 and winners will be contacted right away.  We will continue to have remaining stock of weekly incentive prizes available until August 24, however drawing slips will no longer be available.  Congratulations to the more than 3,000 children who participated in the Summer Library Program!  Thank you to all the wonderful parents and adult caregivers who brought children to the library!

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