5th Grade

500 Books Before Middle School

Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Register by filling out this form, or visiting Children's Services. If you register online, please print out a reading log.

  1. Sign up for the 500 Books Before Middle School Program one of three ways:
    • Register here
    • Call (920) 832-6187
    • Stop by the Children’s Services desk
  2. Read! Read! Read! Read the same book 50 times or read 50 different books.
  3. Color in a shape for every book that you read. Use the three lines on the page to write down your favorite titles.
  4. Once you’ve read/listened to 50 books and colored in an entire page, bring this log to the Children’s Services desk. You will receive a prize and repeat!
  5. Finished the program, but you aren’t in middle school yet? Do it again!
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All Star Readers: Tweens Club

Where: 
Children's Programming Room A/B
Registration is required.

An after-school club designed for children who are English Language Learners (ELL). Children will learn valuable skills as they read and share stories with their friends. A snack will be providied.

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Tween Scene

Where: 
Appleton Public Library
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

To register, visit our online calendar or call (920) 832-6187. Space is limited.

Children in grades 3 to 6 will build, explore and create with hands-on activities.

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Fifth & Sixth Grade: What's Your Genre?

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact library staff at 832-6189 to register.

What's Your Genre

Explore books featuring a large range of genres. We'll also discuss novels that have been adapted to a graphic novel format. Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, our online catalog. A tour of the Children's Services department is also provided. This program lasts approximately one hour.

This field trip meets RL5.7, RL5.9, RL6.9 (OEU 4) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

Fourth/Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

When: 
Available October 1 - May 31
Registration is required.
Registration Details: 

Contact library staff at 832-6189 to register.

Portal to Research

Learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, our online catalog, to research topics important to you. This visit may consist of two parts. Part one; our School-Age Specialist Librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Part two; your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the Children's Services department. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library.

This field trip meets W4.7, W5.7, W6.7 (OEU 2) Common Core Standards.

Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip.

Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least 10 days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

All library programs are free and school-age programs are taught by a professional librarian. Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice and the program will be appropriately modified. Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

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