What We Do

Over the years, Friends of APL funding helped to initiate many new programs and services, including:

-Access to the Internet, free WiFi and the APL app

-Appleton Ready-to-Read, Hmong and Hispanic outreach 

-Hmong Resource Center

-Quiet Reading Area 


Friends funding supports a wide variety of library programs, materials and services, including:

-Summer library programs

-Adult, teen and children's classes and events

-1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Program

-Fox Cities Reads books, author visit and marketing 

-Reach Out & Read (with United Way and local health care providers)

For more detailed descriptions of Friends library grants, please click below to read the FRIENDS Grants Program Summaries.