News and Updates

Welcome to our building project page. Here you’ll find up-to-date information on the building project, frequently asked questions, design images and more.

Libraries have always changed, and we will continue to evolve as the community’s needs change. One thing that has remained constant is our commitment to continue to be a vital educational institution for our community.



Library Building Project Update: November 2021

City and library staff continue to work with architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) on the library building project. The following progress has been made in the past month: 

DesignCommunity Input and Communication

Library Building Project Focus Groups

In honoring one of our founding principles for the library building project - creating opportunities for public input and collaboration at each step of the process, library architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill are looking for feedback on the library building concepts. They're hosting another round of focus groups for parents or caregivers of children and teens.

Library Building Project Update: October 2021

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

City staff continue to work with SOM on the library project. The following progress has been made in the past month:

1. Concept Design, Community Input and Communication

Library Building Project Update: September 2021

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

City staff continue to work with SOM on the library project. The following progress has been made in the past month:

1. Concept Design and Community Input

Library Building Project Concepts

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

Library Building Project Update: August 2021

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

City staff continue to work with SOM on the library project. The following progress has been made in the past month:

1. Concept Design

Library Building Project Update: July 2021

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

City staff continue to work with SOM on the library project. The following progress has been made in the past month: 

1. SOM recommends a renovation/expansion of the existing library building.

Library Building Project Update: June 2021

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

City staff continue to work with SOM on the library project. The following progress has been made in the past month: 

1. A building scan utilizing LIDAR scanning technology has been finalized.

Library Building Project Update: May 2021

In March the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees and City of Appleton Common Council selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for design and engineering services for the Appleton Public Library at its current location.

City of Appleton Seeks Library Building Project Advisory Committee Applicants

The City of Appleton is seeking applicants to serve on a new advisory committee for the library building project

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