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FinePrint Fall 2012

Volume 1 | Issue 3

Appleton Public Library Friends of Appleton Public Library 225 N Oneida | www.apl.org

Crossing the Divide

The startup of APL’s Digital Branch

Tech Connect

Glossy Screens PAGE 2 Kid’s Link

Summer School

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Teen Scene

College State of Mind

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Friends Corner

Test Drive Technology PAGE 6

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ately you may have noticed changes to Appleton Public Library’s digital resources. We have focused on expanding our electronic resources and have added some great new tools like Zinio Magazines and Mango Languages. These changes will culminate in a migration to our new website in September, which you can currently see in its beta-version from the library’s home page. Our new site is the biggest digital shift since the beginning of APL’s web presence and it will truly serve as APL’s Digital Branch providing services like those you find at the library anytime, anywhere. Technology often gets a bad rap for isolating people and one of the best things about APL is our fantastic staff. Therefore we wanted our digital branch to provide an experience similar to that when you visit the library in

person. You will notice more of our staff posting information to the website, and many of them will be blogging in their areas of interest or expertise. We’ll feature blogs on local history, technology, creativity, library experiences and paper-less reading resources (called Pulp-less Fiction, the greatest name for a blog). As we move into the start of a new school year we hope you turn to us – whether you are a student (or parent of a student) that realizes at midnight you have a research assignment due the next day, or someone that never wants to stop learning new things – APL’s Digital Branch allows us to connect with you anytime, anywhere.

Colleen Rortvedt Library Director


In some ways, these digital magazines are better than the paper versions.

Free digital magazines now available at APL By: Tasha Saecker Assistant Library Director

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veryone knows that e-books are not only the future of reading, but a big part of present day reading too. Digital magazines are brand new for libraries. APL is one of only two libraries in the state offering digital magazines through Zinio. We have 100 titles for you to choose from. You can read them on any Internetcapable device, which means that you can use your computer, smart phone, or tablet to read magazines for free!

• They are searchable by keyword. • You can jump directly to any article. • You can share content with friends using email or social media. • Articles are printable. • Content is available offline, so you can read on the go. • There’s extra content like audio and video, plus you can click on any link mentioned in an article. • Best of all, they don’t pile up on the floor. To get started, you just need an email address, a library card and to visit www.apl.org/e. You can take a look at the 100 titles you can access too.

The 100 titles we offer include a lot of the most popular magazines that we also carry in paper format: Car & Driver, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Popular Science, Martha Stewart Living, and many more. You are sure to find a magazine that you want to read.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes APL Fine Print

Hear from the perspective of others and ask, “what is it like to be someone else?”.

September 27 | Veterans November 29 | Mental Illness Lower Level Meeting Room

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New field trips meet AASD standards

By: Ellen Jepson School Age Services Librarian

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n last spring’s Fine Print we ran an article about the future of field trips to the Appleton Public Library. The article was filled with statistics collected from local educators covering information such as what kind of field trips would bring classes to the library and what prevents

educators from bringing their classes to the library. In the last couple of months since the article ran, children’s librarians Ellen Jepson and Tanya Misselt have been hard at work developing new field trips and revamping existing field trips to meet various Common Core Reading Standards for English Language Arts, grades K-6. All of the field trips have also been renamed, such as “Passport to the Library” for 1st grade, “Get a Clue” for 2nd grade, “Character Quest” for 3rd grade and “Books with a View” for 4th grade students. Teachers interested in learning about field trips offered by Children’s Services are encouraged to contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or by calling 832-6187 and asking for Ellen. We are willing to work with the any specific needs of the teacher and their classroom. We are looking forward to the 2012-13 school year and the field trips that come with it.

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Miss Representation Tuesday | Sept 11 | 4:00-6:00pm

Visit: email.infosoup.org/shoutbomb

Discussion following the screening free and open to the public.

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Summer School Intern Brings Early Literacy Skills to Local Hmong Community By: Tanya Misselt Children’s Services Supervisor

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ver the past few months Children’s Services has had the opportunity to collaborate with a UW-Madison, MLIS graduate student from Appleton, Yee Lee Vue. Yee has been working with our Hmong community to bring forth the most current practices for developing early literacy skills.

Ms. Yee and our school-age librarian, Ms. Ellen, also collaborated on a Bilingual Hmong Storytime program. A total of 30 people came to the program, with many new faces in attendance. Through this storytime, we had a number of families sign up for the summer reading program and inquire about other programming. Additionally, Yee was a guest speaker on Wisconsin Hmong Radio. At that time she was able to introduce current early literacy practices to the Hmong community at large. Listeners called in to the program and asked questions about Yee’s home visits and APL children’s programs. APL staff would like to express our deepest gratitude to Yee for helping APL make new friends and search for ways to improve our services to the Hmong community.

As part of Yee’s outreach, she made several home visits, equipped with current early literacy informational flyers translated in to Hmong. Yee received a grant from the Friends of Appleton Public Library, with which she gave families packets of books, crayons and other supplies to help parents and children work on developing early literacy and fine motor skills. Miss Yee @ a Ho

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he first day of school is just around the corner. While it may be six days too early to think about that, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future. There are many questions that may be flying through your brain like, how do I apply to college, or how am I going to pay for school, or am I really going to eat Ramen noodles for four years? Don’t fret, we’re here to help! We have many free resources for you to utilize. Keep reading, as we try to help ease your mind about your future. Where do I go to college? Use our free wi-fi to shop around. Some schools specialize in specific career paths - you should pick a college based on what career you would like to pursue. It is a good idea to make a list of schools to apply to, so you have more than one to choose from. How do I apply? After you make a list of potential colleges, make sure you are signed up for necessary classes and testing. Entrance requirements vary from college to college. For example, two years of a single foreign language are required at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison. Most universities require the ACT - some require the SAT as well. Visit: www.act.org for more info on the ACT and sat.collegeboard.org for more information on the SAT. Again, check out our free wi-fi, as all entrance and application requirements

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How do I pay for college? One of the most important questions for students and families. There are a lot of answers out there to this question. Loans and scholarships are two popular choices. Try searching through one of our many scholarships books to find one (or more!) that you may qualify for. Scholarships: Billions of Dollars in Free Money for College is a great read. Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. is also cosponsoring a scholarships presentation for teens and families Monday, December 17 at 6:30pm in our lower level meeting room. The federal government is the largest source of financial aid. The fastest way to apply for financial aid is through a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - visit: www.fafsa.ed.gov/ for more information. FAFSA is accepted Jan 1-June 30, but it’s best to complete the application early because funds are first come first serve. So what about those Ramen noodles? We’ve got you covered! You can still make awesome meals even if you are short on cash and only have a microwave handy. Check out this e-book - I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook: 150 Cheap and Easy Gourmet Recipes and your roommates will be calling you Emeril in no time.

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By: Jan Quinlan Executive Director, Friends

Did you know… • You can “test drive” popular e-book readers at APL? • You can borrow e-books and audio books from the library?

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riends of Appleton Public Library, through the Iris Olsen Glidden Memorial Fund*, has purchased a variety of e-book readers to help you select one to purchase for yourself – or practice using the one you already own. Kindles, iPads, Nooks, and Sony readers are available. E-books and audio books are increasingly popular reading options. Overdrive and OneClickdigital are APL services which provide downloadable e-books and audio books you can borrow from the library. Ask a reference librarian for help getting you connected with one of those services, or to try out our e-book readers with one-on-one assistance. *Iris Olsen Glidden was an avid reader and media librarian whose family established an endowed fund in her memory for library media items and services. To learn more about planned giving opportunities for APL, contact Jan Quinlan, Executive Director, Friends of Appleton Public Library at jquinlan@friendsofappletonlibrary.org or by calling (920) 832-3931. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Check out our newest database! Mango Languages provides easy step-by-step lesson plans for many languages. This 24 hour access database is free for all patrons. APL Fine Print

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Check out a few of the books recommended by our staff below! To see full reviews or more recommendations visit our Staff Picks blogs at: www.apl.org/staffpicks/index.asp and kids.apl.org/staffpicks/

Leader of the Pack Rob Reischel Arranged Catherine McKenzie

Anya’s Ghost Vera Brosgol

Unbearable Lightness Portia de Rossi

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas Tony Wilson

Avi Michael Sommers

The Resisters Eric Nylund

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Short & Snappy... The new format of Fine Print calls for all articles to be brief and concise. Here are several examples from literature showing how this will work. Moby Dick “Call me Ishmael.” “Look, Captain, a white whale!” “Glub, glub, glub.”

Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham I do not like green eggs and ham. I’ll have a waffle.

A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche: “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Stanley: “Noted.” Hamlet To be or not to be? Not.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn You don’t know about me—and you ain’t gonna find out.

Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth: Mr. Darcy, your manner is one of most unbecoming pride! Darcy: I am also stinking rich. Elizabeth: Have I mentioned that I’ve always liked pride?

Fiddler on the Roof “If I were a rich man… Hey look, a lottery ticket!”

Death of a Salesman “I’ve got this pain in my chest…” Clunk.

A Christmas Carol The Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come: Repent, Ebenezer Scrooge! Ebenezer Scrooge: Oaky doke. Tiny Tim: God bless us everyone! To Kill a Mockingbird BANG! Cat on a Hot Tin Roof “Meyooooow!” Thud.

My Fair Lady “I could have danced all night… Ow, is that a corn?” Gone With the Wind Scarlett: I love you, Ashley! Ashley: I love Melanie. Melanie: Erk! Rhett: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a—

Editor’s note: Unfortunately, the need for brevity compels us to end the article here. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. APL Fine Print

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What’s Appleton Reading?

1 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

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3 Where We Belong Emily Giffin

50 Shades of Grey Series E.L. James

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Wild Cheryl Strayed

I, Michael Bennett James Patterson Michael Legwidge

What’s Appleton Watching?

1 Hunger Games

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Dexter: The Sixth Season

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The Lorax

Mirror Mirror

Interested in one of these items? Call 832.6177 to place your hold today! APL Fine Print

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New design coming soon! Check out nyx.apl.org to get your sneak peek.

Library Hours School Year | Labor - Memorial Day Monday | 9:00am - 9:00pm Tuesday | 9:00am - 9:00pm Wednesday | 9:00am - 9:00pm Thursday | 9:00am - 9:00pm Friday | 9:00am - 6:00pm

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Saturday | 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday | 1:00-5:00pm

Upcoming Closures Monday | September 3 Thursday | November 22

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