The Friends of Appleton Public Library's annual Give a Child a Book campaign begins Monday, November 3. The book drive, which is scheduled to go through December 7, gives children in need new books for the holiday season. With the help of the Salvation Army and The Boys & Girls Club, donated books will be dispersed to children in the Fox Valley area.
We ask that all books donated are new and are age appropriate for children up to 18 years. Paperback or hardcover books are accepted. The book drive donation box will be located at the front entrance of the library.
For those who would like to donate, but don't have the time to shop for books, cash or check donations are also accepted. The Children's Services staff will take all cash and check donations, purchase age appropriate books and add them to the donation box. Checks may be made out to "Friends of Appleton Public Library" and may be dropped off at the Children's Services desk.
Over the last 11 weeks we have collected all of the feedback we have been hearing from the community about the building process. We stationed our first floor greeter table, as well as hosted a station at four Downtown Appleton Farm Markets for a total of 64 hours. Through collecting this data, we have gathered input from just over 1,200 community members. We would like to thank you for providing your opinions and questions to us.
Located to the left, and attached below, is a bar graph summarizing the community feedback. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (920) 832-1695 or email@example.com.
We will be stationed at our greeter table one more time, November 4 from 12:00-2:00 pm and invite you to stop by and ask questions or provide your input.
The Friends of the Appleton Public Library is hosting its Fall Book Sale Friday, November 21 and Saturday November 22 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The sale will feature thousands of items, including: fiction and non-fiction books, children’s books, videotapes, audiotapes and other media materials. A majority of items are priced at $1 or less. Proceeds from the book sale support the Appleton Public Library.
Friends of the library are invited to shop the early bird pre-sale Thursday, November 20 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. To become a Friend visit the Friends webpage or contact Friends Executive Director, Jan Quinlan at (920) 832-3931.
One of our frequently asked questions is about funding for a new Appleton Public Library. During the October 1 City of Appleton Common Council meeting, Mayor Hanna released his budget which includes $30 million for the library project, spread over a three-year period. The funding in his budget breaks down to $5 million for 2015, and $12.5 million for 2016 and 2017. Council will have a month to review the entire City of Appleton budget. A public comment session is part of the budget process and is scheduled for November 5 at 6:00 pm at City Hall. The entire budget is available for viewing online on the City of Appleton website, or via paper in City Hall or here at the library.