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FinePrint Fall 2013 Volume 2 | Issue 3 Appleton Public Library Friends of Appleton Public Library 225 N Oneida | Exit Soon INDIEFLIX page 2 •••••••••••••••••••• CHILDREN’S CORNER APPLETON READY TO READ page 3 •••••••••••••••••••• COVER STORY THE ROAD TO APL150 page 4 •••••••••••••••••••• COMMUNITY I CAN MAKE THIS... AND SO CAN YOU page 6 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TECH CONNECT The Road to APL150 As you may have read in previous issues of Fine Print, we have been working on updating our long-range plan. The beginning phases of the plan actually started about 18 months ago with our Community Conversations initiative that we worked on in conjunction with the Friends of Appleton Public Library. From April 2012 to April 2013, we held 20 public meetings and focus groups in which nearly 150 community members participated. In those meetings we learned about the community’s priorities. You can read about the results of the initiative in the Spring 2013 issue of Fine Print - Since then, we have continued our work by hosting a Library Futures Series this past spring. The series featured internationallyrenown urban planner Tony Nelessen and futurist Garry Golden, who spoke about changes that are occurring in cities, society, technology and libraries, and what we should be taking into account when planning for the future services of APL. In May 2013, a group of about 20 people, including city and library staff, trustees, alderpersons, and community leaders paid a visit to two libraries in Illinois to see first-hand how they are providing 21st century library service to their communities. Continued on page 4

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