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Classes & Events

We offer a wide variety of classes and events for children of all ages. From early literacy experiences for new walkers to S.T.E.A.M. based adventures for tweens, you’ll find it here. View our online calendar for a full listing of classes and events.

Reading Programs

Looking for a fun program to help increase your child’s reading ability? We offer seasonal and year round reading programs for children of all ages. Contact Children’s Services for details at 920-832-6187.

Services for Kids, Caregivers, & Educators

Appleton Ready to Read
Appleton Ready to Read (ARTR) is an outreach program for multilingual families with children ages birth to five. The program… .....more details

Assignment Alerts
Alert us to an upcoming study unit or project and we will familiarize ourselves with library materials on the topic… .....more details

Book Packs for Kids
Looking for a quick and easy way to pick up books for kids? We can help. Give us one week,… .....more details

Login with your InfoSoup library card number and last name. Don’t have a library card? Show a photo ID to… .....more details

Field Trips
Field trips are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. We can only accommodate your group if you make… .....more details

Kits for Kids
Kits for Kids contain books and fun, educational materials designed to encourage exploration of a particular topic. Who can borrow… .....more details

Reach Out And Read
Our Children's Services Department is a partner with Reach Out And Read, a program that gives children a foundation for… .....more details

Reading Lists
Don’t know where to get started with a genre, topic or author? Check out our reading lists and discover books… .....more details

Reading Programs for Kids
There are several reading programs for children that run during certain months, seasons, or year-round. Learn More .....more details

Kids' Items Call us at 920-832-6187 to pull three or four titles on a subject or by an author, and we'll… .....more details

Teacher Cards
We provide Appleton teachers with the option of signing up for a teacher card. Our teacher cards provide you with… .....more details

Kids’ eLibrary

We have a ton of free online resources for kids, caregivers and educators. Two of those that may be useful to school librarians and reading teachers are Novelist K-8 and Teaching Books. Novelist K-8 helps you match the right book with the right child, while Teaching Books will help you find discussion questions for books. You will need your library card number to access these resources from home.

Britannica Library
Comprehensive reference and learning resource for children and adults. Three distinct interfaces and reading levels in one site: Children, Young… more details

Britannica School
Access point for Britannica School Elementary, Middle, and High Every article and image have a citation Double-click on a word… more details

Explora for Elementary Schools
For elementary school students and educators, an interface designed especially for elementary school students with an emphasis on topical browsing.… more details

Fox Valley Memory
Digital library of local history. Contains text and images, as well as links to other local history resources. (managed by… more details

Historic Photos Index
Partial index to photos from books in the Wisconsin Collection, generally scenes from Appleton history. The photos may be viewed… more details

History Matters
Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway… more details

History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full… more details

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an easy to use and effective language learning tool focusing on everyday conversation. This program provides step… more details

MAS Complete
Designed specifically for high school libraries, a collection of popular magazines, books, and multimedia covering a wide-range of subject areas. More… more details

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in… more details

NoveList K-8
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to… more details

Opposing Viewpoints
Covers social issues, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism. Consists of viewpoint articles, contextual topic… more details

Downloadable audiobooks, music, eBooks and videos. A total of 10 items may be checked out at one time. You may… more details

PBS Wisconsin Education
Educational videos, images, and animations spanning all curricular areas. Suitable for the Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student,… more details

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included… more details

Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.… more details

Teaching Books
Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a… more details

Animated, narrated picture books and chapter books in both fiction and non-fiction from well-known publishers and authors. Page through at… more details