What is a kit?

Each kit contains books and fun, educational materials designed to encourage exploration of a particular topic.


Who can borrow a kit? 

Anyone who loves hands-on learning. Kits were designed for children ages 2-12, but all curious minds are invited to give them a try. They can be borrowed for home or classroom use. Kits MUST be picked up and dropped off at the Appleton Public Library.


How do I get a kit? 

Here is a link to the kits in the catalog. Simply choose one you are interested in, place a hold on it and follow the directions you receive in your email. 


What else do I need to know?

  • Kits MUST be picked up and dropped off at the Appleton Public Library. 

  • Kits don’t fit in the outside book drop. To return a kit, arrive at the library during curbside hours, (9:15 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday, 9:15 am - 1 pm Saturday) and place the kit on the cart outside the front doors. Call 920-832-6179 to let staff know that you have left the kit outside. 

  • 5 kits can be checked out at once per library card. 

  • Kits check out for 14 days.

  • You may renew each kit up to 3 times either over the phone or online. 

  • All materials are subject to the normal fine policy.


Feedback about the kits?

We would love to know what you think of the kits. Send feedback or questions to, or fill out the slip you find inside the kit.