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Appleton Public Library Friends of Appleton Public Library 225 N Oneida Street Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 832-6177 www.apl.org

Fine Print SPRING 2014

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What’s Appleton Serving the community for over 110 years, Appleton Public Library currently operates from an 85,000 square foot facility at 225 N. Oneida Street. Established under state law by the City of Appleton, APL is governed by a nine-member citizen Board of Trustees.

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APL houses and serves as resource library for the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), a federated system of 16 member libraries.

Appleton Public Library Phone Numbers Administration.........................(920) 832-6170 Children’s Desk........................ (920) 832-6187 Circulation Desk......................(920) 832-6179 Information Desk.....................(920) 832-6177 Reference Desk......................(920) 832-6173

Appleton Public Library School Year Hours Monday.............................. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Tuesday.............................. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Wednesday....................... 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Thursday............................. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday.................................. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday............................. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday...............................12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Appleton Public Library Upcoming Closures Easter Sunday......................................April 20 Memorial Day (Sunday).....................May 25 Memorial Day (Monday)...................May 26

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We’ve kept you up-to-date throughout the last couple of years as we established our community-centered long-range plan, APL 150, and are now into the next phase of planning that focuses on the facility. Our approach has been to talk to you throughout our services study to be sure that we established a long-term library vision that fits with community priorities. We did extensive research into the future of public libraries and how they are adapting to changing needs and assembled a group of community advisors who took everything we learned and developed our APL 150 strategies.

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April 2012 - April 2013 Community Conversations series begins - 20 meetings with over 140 participants

March 2013 Urban Planner Tony Nelessen speaks at APL

Now is the time to decide what kind of facility is required to accomplish our strategies. We have been diligent in our process and have not jumped to conclusions, or allowed the building to influence our APL 150 strategy outcomes. We have begun a library needs assessment study and are on track to make a decision about a remodeled or new library in March. Public libraries are important for many reasons, as you can tell from our APL 150 strategies. The facility plays an important role in how successfully these strategies can be implemented and serves as a symbol of civic pride and community aspirations. On behalf of APL, our staff, Trustees, volunteers and Friends, I want to thank you for all your participation in the planning over the last two years. We aren’t done yet, so I hope you continue to provide input and stay informed throughout these important next steps.

For now, please take a look through this issue of Fine Print, where we have highlighted some of our new APL 150 strategies in action.

April 2013 Futurist Gary Golden speaks at APL

Colleen Rortvedt Library Director

Sponsors Chris and Evie Hartwig Boldt Company Pat and O.C. Boldt Jane and Tony Garton Kristin Hunger Barbara and Bill Kelly RR Donnelley Foundation

Special Thanks Anne Wiegman Barb Kelly Chuck Merry Colleen Rortvedt J Severson Jane Garton Jan Quinlan Kim Ritzow John Larson John Peterson Lawrence University Jazz Trio

APL 150 web portal launches - www.apl150.org

May 2013 21st century library visits Skokie and Elgin Illinois

May - August 2013 Community Advisory Committee meetings

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Lee Hribal Luke Diedrich Lynn Hagee Maureen Ward North Shore Golf Club Renee Boldt Sara Kopesky Tasha Saecker Tina Babler Vicki Schilleman Will Bloedow

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SECURA Shane and Sheila Kohl Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction John & Sue Larson/Robert W. Baird ThedaCare 91.1 The Avenue

American Players Theatre Appleton Bicycle Shop Appleton Downtown Inc. Appleton North High School Arla Foods Atlas Coffee Mill Avenue Art Badger Sports Park Bagelicious Barlow Planetarium Breadsmith Carmella's, an Italian Bistro Copper Rock Coffee Coventry Glassworks CSI Dalla Terra Pasta Dennis & Jan Quinlan EAA The Exclusive Company Fox Cities Book Festival Fox Cities P.A.C.

Fox Valley Symphony Friends of APL Green Bay Gamblers Green Bay Packers Harley-Davidson Museum Heritage Hill State Park History Museum at the Castle JanSport Just Act Natural Kathy Beck Kim and David Ritzow Kristin Hunger Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery Lawrence University Leif Larson Len Nagler Maureen & Tom Ward McKnight & Carlson Milly Kuszynski Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Muncheez Pizzeria Patti LuPone Peninsula Players Phil Sealy Post Crescent Media Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Renee and Tom Boldt Salon Aura Sharon Fenlon Sprecher Brewery Stone Cellar Brewpub Super Bowl Tim Muench Tina Babler Van Vreede's Wildbird & Backyard Wilmar Chocolates Wisconsin Timber Rattlers YMCA of the Fox Cities

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Hub of Learning and Literacy •

I Love My Library 2014

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ow much does the community love our library? Let me count the ways.

First, our individual sponsors for I Love My Library 2014 include; Chris and Evie Hartwig, Pat and O.C. Boldt, Jane and Tony Garton, Kristin Hunger, Barbara and Bill Kelly and Shane and Sheila Kohl. These are great Friends who ensure that a wide variety of community members can participate. I Love My Library corporate sponsorships demonstrate how our business organizations value APL. This year’s corporate sponsors are The Boldt Company, RR Donnelley, SECURA, 91.1 The Avenue, Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, ThedaCare and Robert W. Baird.

Collaborative Environment We celebrate our diverse community, serving as a place where understanding can grow. We work with many partners, allowing our entire community to benefit from shared knowledge and information.

The Future: Children and Teens We provide youth of all ages in our community with programs and services that are age-appropriate, dynamic and inspiring. We ensure that children from all backgrounds find a supportive place at the library for their futures.

Creation and Innovation We honor imagination, invention, and inspiration. We implement spaces, collections and programs to encourage discovery, development and originality.

Engaged and Sustainable Organization

Scores of local businesses and individuals contribute to our silent auction every year. Check out the this year’s contributors, listed on the right side of this page.

We maintain a knowledgeable and creative staff that represents and aids our diverse community. We work closely with many organizations and partners to benefit those we serve.

The planning committee includes Tina Babler, Lynn Hagee, Lee Hribal, Jan Quinlan, Kim Ritzow, Maureen Ward, Anne Weigman and members of Friends of APL Development committee.

Diversion and Leisure

Over 125 guests celebrated together on Sunday, February 9 at North Shore Golf Club. They support the Friends of APL and the library through ticket and silent auction purchases. This year I Love My Library guests learned the “Future of Appleton Public Library” is bright. A hub for learning and literacy, APL will partner with public and private organizations and individuals to create the 21st century library our entire community deserves. Many thanks to all our Friends who made I Love My Library 2014 another grand success this year.

We embrace the important role of entertainment in the lives of our community members and its ability to enhance and enrich our lives. We maintain a collection that covers the breadth of changing interests, technologies and formats.

Specialized Services and Programs We support and sustain learning for all ages. We address the varied needs within our community by offering targeted assistance for different populations.

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We connect members of our community with opportunities for growth, self-instruction and inquiry. We recognize reading as the heart of the library’s mission and also expand beyond it to offer our community additional ways to improve and develop.

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History Hunting

By Tasha Saecker Assistant Director

where you can get access to libraries, archives, museums and historical societies from across onnections to the past are an the state. You are also invited to do more than important part of any community. view historical documents, here you are Here at the library, we recognize the welcome to share your own memories too. importance of understanding our community’s past, as well as the history of our Heritage Quest is a service that lets you find community members. If you are looking for ancestors with a variety of historical documents your history, we have many tools to help. online. You can search census images from Fox Valley Memory is a collaborative digital 1790-1940, people and places from books and library managed by the Appleton Public articles, serial sets, Revolutionary War data, Library and the Outagamie County Historical and Freedman’s Band, founded to serve Society. Here you will find works of local African-Americans. history, historical local photographs, and links to online resources. All of these and more are listed on our Electronic Resources page of our website: If you are looking for Wisconsin history, http://www.apl.org/e/a-z. you can head to Recollection Wisconsin (http://recollectionwisconsin.org/) Happy history hunting!

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Tech Connect

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E-READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Nook, the Kindle, and the i-Pad are just a few of the many e-reading devices that allow you to download a book from the Internet. Here area few lesser-known e-reading devices and their unique features: The Schmindle. Whatever you do, don’t touch the icon that looks like a giant raspberry. We can’t say for sure what will happen, but the last time someone touched it, Miley Cyrus twerked. The Fallout. You don’t have to worry about re-charging the battery on this one. It’s nuclear powered. Radiation is not a problem unless the device is turned on. The Oopsy. Rather than downloading a book as is, this e-reader downloads all the words in the book, but in alphabetical order. The punctuation is then gathered up at the end. For those who like a challenge. The Coal Fire. This e-reader not only allows you to download books, it grills a steak while you’re reading. Comes with the optional audio book rotisserie. The Whahhh? One handy feature is a mute button that silences everyone in a 50-yard radius. The library has ordered 200 of these. The Slouch. Yes, it weighs 247 pounds, but the built-in Barcalounger comes in Naugahyde.

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"The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of times you can now run around the track or even your grade point average - though those things are important, to be sure. It's what you've done with your time, how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success."

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I wish I could choose my favorite quote from R.J. Palacio. Yet that is an impossible task. Each phrase, each page, is thought-provoking and quotable. Although I have struggled to ever put it in such eloquent words, it is imperative to me that my students know what is truly important. Because of that, the quote in my mind as I write this is -

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Writing Contest Fox Cities students in grades 5 - 8 are invited to submit a creative writing piece to help celebrate the 2014 Fox Cities Reads book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. In the book we read first-hand accounts from Auggie, the main character, as well as Via, Jack, Summer, Justin and Miranda. We didn’t hear from the bully, Julian – this is your chance! Pick an event or chapter in the book and tell Julian’s story from his perspective.

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Thank you, R.J. Palacio. Wonder has reminded us how necessary kindness is. You put onto paper a story that stays with us, and comes to the surface often when interacting with others. Thank you for reminding us that we are all different, we are all the same, and we all deserve a standing ovation.

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Full contest rules can be found online at www.foxcitiesreads.org.


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ver the last two years we have been working on updating our brand identity in order to create and deliver both effective and consistent messages to our community.

Where did our brand identity update start? About four years ago, Friends of Appleton Public Library underwent a brand identity update - including a selection of brand fonts, brand colors and a new logo. From their update, we were able to make a decision to update our brand identity based off of their new identity. The idea being that the organizations would have companion brand identities. After months of research and input from staff and community members we were able to create roughs for possible new logos for APL in the fall of 2013. By December 2013, we put together a community vote for the new APL logo. Just under 1,100 of you voted and the results are in. With over 50 percent of the votes, the winner of the community vote was logo two. The logo combines the past, present and future, as well as the importance of our APL 150 strategies into one symbol. As you may imagine, changing a logo is a big endeavor. Over the next few months we will be transitioning to our new logo. You will notice the change first in places where it’s easy to update - flyers, business cards, letterhead, printed publications, etc. Our next step will be updating the outdoor building and other various projects that require a little more time and planning.

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Wonder By Sarah Wilterdink AASD Teacher

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hoosing the first book to read aloud each school year ranks as one of the most important tasks a teacher has in September. Those first 20 minutes of my students staring at me - listening to my every word. The words I choose to read on the first day will make or break my students' true understanding of what read aloud time means in our classroom. When books are read aloud to children, they notice great reading strategies modeled. They hear new vocabulary and enjoy changing voices bringing the pages’ words to life. Reading aloud helps children become true readers who crave character development and a desire to never put a book down. Just as importantly, it is a time for our school family, our classroom siblings, to feel safe and connected. To listen, ponder, connect and discuss. There is no time in the school day that feels safer or more authentic than read aloud. This year, the decision of my first read aloud was easy - a no brainer! This year's first book just had to be last school year's final read aloud. When I stumbled upon Wonder in May, I immediately began reading it to my 5th graders. They couldn't get enough. They filled their reading response journals with free flowing thoughts - often without

me instructing them to write. We had honest, heart wrenching conversations. Yes, we gained compassion and empathy for those who have obvious special needs, as well as for the human race collectively. They begged me to finish the chapter even as the recess bell rang. Kindness, humanity, compassion, perseverance – the lessons inside the pages are plentiful, no matter what your age. I am confident that conversations extended well beyond our classroom walls and into their homes. Of course I wanted to begin a new school year with Wonder, by far one of the most incredible books I have read. Teaching a combination 5th and 6th grade classroom this year, I have many students for a second time. I worried the students wouldn't be as engaged or excited. Thankfully, I was overwhelmingly wrong. The students who heard this extraordinary story last year instantly began boasting about the storyline to our new friends. They were amazing about not ruining the suspense and anticipation for those who hadn't heard the story yet. Those who knew how the book ended were still glued to every word. This second read gave many students a chance to absorb the raw emotions shown by each character when he or she became the next chapter’s narrator. They could more knowingly walk in the characters' shoes for another brief moment.

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LOGO

Community Partnerships

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so much more

Updating our brand identity is just one step in a multi-step process. Our brand is much more than just our font, colors and logo. Our brand is our promise to deliver on each and every one of our APL 150 strategies (see page 5). We have already started making a few updates to be able to deliver on our strategies.

We want you to be able to find us if you have questions, so we have equipped ourselves with royal blue lanyards and ID cards that let you know we’re here to help. We want you to be able to easily find the information you want about the library, so we have installed new literature racks on each floor that help keep all library information in one central location. Speaking of easy to find information, starting this summer we will be creating a new bi-monthly program newsletter highlighting all APL events and classes.

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our communication with you. If you have an idea, let us know!

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Children’s Services

Of course, playing helps children develop gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Whether they are running, jumping, climbing, or trying to figure out how to make the swing work on their own, they are developing gross motor skills. Whether they are playing with blocks, puzzles, crayons, scissors, or sand they are developing fine motor skills. Playing is also one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Through play, children learn that one thing can represent another thing, like written words stand for spoken words. When children play pretend, they talk about what they are doing and practice putting thoughts into words. It also helps them develop narrative skills. This means that they learn to put a storyline together. They learn to describe things and tell what, and in what order things happened. Playing also helps children develop social emotional skills. They learn to accept winning and losing, build confidence in themselves, share, take turns and use their imaginations to solve problems.

Play @ The Library By Tanya Misselt Children’s Services Supervisor ou might be surprised how many children in our community don’t have books or toys at home. We met some of these children over the past year during our outreach home visits. The American Library Association promotes the regular practice of reading and playing, as well as talking, singing and writing with children to help them build the necessary skills to enter kindergarten prepared to learn to read. We all know that reading to our children is essential to their school readiness, but what is it about playing that makes it such an important part of child development? 10 | Fine Print • Spring 2014

Ready to Read: Play and Learn

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For all these reasons and more, we support play at the library. In fact, we believe in it so much that we have an entire children’s program dedicated to it. Ready to Read: Play & Learn centers around adults and children playing together. Thanks to generous grants from the Bemis Foundation and Friends of APL we have many new toys to play with. Children with many toys at home, as well as those with few to none are all welcome to attend these fun programs with their parents. Additionally, adults who attend these classes with their children will learn important practices of reading, writing, talking and singing, as well as playing with children in order to help them develop skills they will need in kindergarten.

Ready to Read: Play and Learn (Ages birth to 5) Mondays | 1:30-2:30 pm January 20 – February 10, February 24 – March 24 & April 7 – 21

Ready to Read: Play and Learn – Hmong edition (Ages birth to 5) Sundays | 2:00-3:00 pm January 19 – February 9, February 23 – March 23 & April 6 – 13

Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Registration is not required. Fine Print • Spring 2014 | 11


Children’s Services

Of course, playing helps children develop gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Whether they are running, jumping, climbing, or trying to figure out how to make the swing work on their own, they are developing gross motor skills. Whether they are playing with blocks, puzzles, crayons, scissors, or sand they are developing fine motor skills. Playing is also one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Through play, children learn that one thing can represent another thing, like written words stand for spoken words. When children play pretend, they talk about what they are doing and practice putting thoughts into words. It also helps them develop narrative skills. This means that they learn to put a storyline together. They learn to describe things and tell what, and in what order things happened. Playing also helps children develop social emotional skills. They learn to accept winning and losing, build confidence in themselves, share, take turns and use their imaginations to solve problems.

Play @ The Library By Tanya Misselt Children’s Services Supervisor ou might be surprised how many children in our community don’t have books or toys at home. We met some of these children over the past year during our outreach home visits. The American Library Association promotes the regular practice of reading and playing, as well as talking, singing and writing with children to help them build the necessary skills to enter kindergarten prepared to learn to read. We all know that reading to our children is essential to their school readiness, but what is it about playing that makes it such an important part of child development? 10 | Fine Print • Spring 2014

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For all these reasons and more, we support play at the library. In fact, we believe in it so much that we have an entire children’s program dedicated to it. Ready to Read: Play & Learn centers around adults and children playing together. Thanks to generous grants from the Bemis Foundation and Friends of APL we have many new toys to play with. Children with many toys at home, as well as those with few to none are all welcome to attend these fun programs with their parents. Additionally, adults who attend these classes with their children will learn important practices of reading, writing, talking and singing, as well as playing with children in order to help them develop skills they will need in kindergarten.

Ready to Read: Play and Learn (Ages birth to 5) Mondays | 1:30-2:30 pm January 20 – February 10, February 24 – March 24 & April 7 – 21

Ready to Read: Play and Learn – Hmong edition (Ages birth to 5) Sundays | 2:00-3:00 pm January 19 – February 9, February 23 – March 23 & April 6 – 13

Help your child develop pre-reading skills, social skills and confidence through interactive, play-centered learning. Each week we will explore a different theme through sensory activities, dramatic play, crafts, books, games and fun! Registration is not required. Fine Print • Spring 2014 | 11


LOGO

Community Partnerships

...And

so much more

Updating our brand identity is just one step in a multi-step process. Our brand is much more than just our font, colors and logo. Our brand is our promise to deliver on each and every one of our APL 150 strategies (see page 5). We have already started making a few updates to be able to deliver on our strategies.

We want you to be able to find us if you have questions, so we have equipped ourselves with royal blue lanyards and ID cards that let you know we’re here to help. We want you to be able to easily find the information you want about the library, so we have installed new literature racks on each floor that help keep all library information in one central location. Speaking of easy to find information, starting this summer we will be creating a new bi-monthly program newsletter highlighting all APL events and classes.

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our communication with you. If you have an idea, let us know!

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A NEW •

Children’s Services

By Tina Babler Marketing Assistant

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ver the last two years we have been working on updating our brand identity in order to create and deliver both effective and consistent messages to our community.

Where did our brand identity update start? About four years ago, Friends of Appleton Public Library underwent a brand identity update - including a selection of brand fonts, brand colors and a new logo. From their update, we were able to make a decision to update our brand identity based off of their new identity. The idea being that the organizations would have companion brand identities. After months of research and input from staff and community members we were able to create roughs for possible new logos for APL in the fall of 2013. By December 2013, we put together a community vote for the new APL logo. Just under 1,100 of you voted and the results are in. With over 50 percent of the votes, the winner of the community vote was logo two. The logo combines the past, present and future, as well as the importance of our APL 150 strategies into one symbol. As you may imagine, changing a logo is a big endeavor. Over the next few months we will be transitioning to our new logo. You will notice the change first in places where it’s easy to update - flyers, business cards, letterhead, printed publications, etc. Our next step will be updating the outdoor building and other various projects that require a little more time and planning.

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Thoughts on

Wonder By Sarah Wilterdink AASD Teacher

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hoosing the first book to read aloud each school year ranks as one of the most important tasks a teacher has in September. Those first 20 minutes of my students staring at me - listening to my every word. The words I choose to read on the first day will make or break my students' true understanding of what read aloud time means in our classroom. When books are read aloud to children, they notice great reading strategies modeled. They hear new vocabulary and enjoy changing voices bringing the pages’ words to life. Reading aloud helps children become true readers who crave character development and a desire to never put a book down. Just as importantly, it is a time for our school family, our classroom siblings, to feel safe and connected. To listen, ponder, connect and discuss. There is no time in the school day that feels safer or more authentic than read aloud. This year, the decision of my first read aloud was easy - a no brainer! This year's first book just had to be last school year's final read aloud. When I stumbled upon Wonder in May, I immediately began reading it to my 5th graders. They couldn't get enough. They filled their reading response journals with free flowing thoughts - often without

me instructing them to write. We had honest, heart wrenching conversations. Yes, we gained compassion and empathy for those who have obvious special needs, as well as for the human race collectively. They begged me to finish the chapter even as the recess bell rang. Kindness, humanity, compassion, perseverance – the lessons inside the pages are plentiful, no matter what your age. I am confident that conversations extended well beyond our classroom walls and into their homes. Of course I wanted to begin a new school year with Wonder, by far one of the most incredible books I have read. Teaching a combination 5th and 6th grade classroom this year, I have many students for a second time. I worried the students wouldn't be as engaged or excited. Thankfully, I was overwhelmingly wrong. The students who heard this extraordinary story last year instantly began boasting about the storyline to our new friends. They were amazing about not ruining the suspense and anticipation for those who hadn't heard the story yet. Those who knew how the book ended were still glued to every word. This second read gave many students a chance to absorb the raw emotions shown by each character when he or she became the next chapter’s narrator. They could more knowingly walk in the characters' shoes for another brief moment.

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"The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of times you can now run around the track or even your grade point average - though those things are important, to be sure. It's what you've done with your time, how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success."

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I wish I could choose my favorite quote from R.J. Palacio. Yet that is an impossible task. Each phrase, each page, is thought-provoking and quotable. Although I have struggled to ever put it in such eloquent words, it is imperative to me that my students know what is truly important. Because of that, the quote in my mind as I write this is -

R.J. Palacio

Writing Contest Fox Cities students in grades 5 - 8 are invited to submit a creative writing piece to help celebrate the 2014 Fox Cities Reads book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. In the book we read first-hand accounts from Auggie, the main character, as well as Via, Jack, Summer, Justin and Miranda. We didn’t hear from the bully, Julian – this is your chance! Pick an event or chapter in the book and tell Julian’s story from his perspective.

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Thank you, R.J. Palacio. Wonder has reminded us how necessary kindness is. You put onto paper a story that stays with us, and comes to the surface often when interacting with others. Thank you for reminding us that we are all different, we are all the same, and we all deserve a standing ovation.

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Full contest rules can be found online at www.foxcitiesreads.org.


History Hunting

By Tasha Saecker Assistant Director

where you can get access to libraries, archives, museums and historical societies from across onnections to the past are an the state. You are also invited to do more than important part of any community. view historical documents, here you are Here at the library, we recognize the welcome to share your own memories too. importance of understanding our community’s past, as well as the history of our Heritage Quest is a service that lets you find community members. If you are looking for ancestors with a variety of historical documents your history, we have many tools to help. online. You can search census images from Fox Valley Memory is a collaborative digital 1790-1940, people and places from books and library managed by the Appleton Public articles, serial sets, Revolutionary War data, Library and the Outagamie County Historical and Freedman’s Band, founded to serve Society. Here you will find works of local African-Americans. history, historical local photographs, and links to online resources. All of these and more are listed on our Electronic Resources page of our website: If you are looking for Wisconsin history, http://www.apl.org/e/a-z. you can head to Recollection Wisconsin (http://recollectionwisconsin.org/) Happy history hunting!

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Tech Connect

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E-READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Nook, the Kindle, and the i-Pad are just a few of the many e-reading devices that allow you to download a book from the Internet. Here area few lesser-known e-reading devices and their unique features: The Schmindle. Whatever you do, don’t touch the icon that looks like a giant raspberry. We can’t say for sure what will happen, but the last time someone touched it, Miley Cyrus twerked. The Fallout. You don’t have to worry about re-charging the battery on this one. It’s nuclear powered. Radiation is not a problem unless the device is turned on. The Oopsy. Rather than downloading a book as is, this e-reader downloads all the words in the book, but in alphabetical order. The punctuation is then gathered up at the end. For those who like a challenge. The Coal Fire. This e-reader not only allows you to download books, it grills a steak while you’re reading. Comes with the optional audio book rotisserie. The Whahhh? One handy feature is a mute button that silences everyone in a 50-yard radius. The library has ordered 200 of these. The Slouch. Yes, it weighs 247 pounds, but the built-in Barcalounger comes in Naugahyde.

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I Love My Library 2014

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ow much does the community love our library? Let me count the ways.

First, our individual sponsors for I Love My Library 2014 include; Chris and Evie Hartwig, Pat and O.C. Boldt, Jane and Tony Garton, Kristin Hunger, Barbara and Bill Kelly and Shane and Sheila Kohl. These are great Friends who ensure that a wide variety of community members can participate. I Love My Library corporate sponsorships demonstrate how our business organizations value APL. This year’s corporate sponsors are The Boldt Company, RR Donnelley, SECURA, 91.1 The Avenue, Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, ThedaCare and Robert W. Baird.

Collaborative Environment We celebrate our diverse community, serving as a place where understanding can grow. We work with many partners, allowing our entire community to benefit from shared knowledge and information.

The Future: Children and Teens We provide youth of all ages in our community with programs and services that are age-appropriate, dynamic and inspiring. We ensure that children from all backgrounds find a supportive place at the library for their futures.

Creation and Innovation We honor imagination, invention, and inspiration. We implement spaces, collections and programs to encourage discovery, development and originality.

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Scores of local businesses and individuals contribute to our silent auction every year. Check out the this year’s contributors, listed on the right side of this page.

We maintain a knowledgeable and creative staff that represents and aids our diverse community. We work closely with many organizations and partners to benefit those we serve.

The planning committee includes Tina Babler, Lynn Hagee, Lee Hribal, Jan Quinlan, Kim Ritzow, Maureen Ward, Anne Weigman and members of Friends of APL Development committee.

Diversion and Leisure

Over 125 guests celebrated together on Sunday, February 9 at North Shore Golf Club. They support the Friends of APL and the library through ticket and silent auction purchases. This year I Love My Library guests learned the “Future of Appleton Public Library” is bright. A hub for learning and literacy, APL will partner with public and private organizations and individuals to create the 21st century library our entire community deserves. Many thanks to all our Friends who made I Love My Library 2014 another grand success this year.

We embrace the important role of entertainment in the lives of our community members and its ability to enhance and enrich our lives. We maintain a collection that covers the breadth of changing interests, technologies and formats.

Specialized Services and Programs We support and sustain learning for all ages. We address the varied needs within our community by offering targeted assistance for different populations.

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We connect members of our community with opportunities for growth, self-instruction and inquiry. We recognize reading as the heart of the library’s mission and also expand beyond it to offer our community additional ways to improve and develop.

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March 2013 Urban Planner Tony Nelessen speaks at APL

Now is the time to decide what kind of facility is required to accomplish our strategies. We have been diligent in our process and have not jumped to conclusions, or allowed the building to influence our APL 150 strategy outcomes. We have begun a library needs assessment study and are on track to make a decision about a remodeled or new library in March. Public libraries are important for many reasons, as you can tell from our APL 150 strategies. The facility plays an important role in how successfully these strategies can be implemented and serves as a symbol of civic pride and community aspirations. On behalf of APL, our staff, Trustees, volunteers and Friends, I want to thank you for all your participation in the planning over the last two years. We aren’t done yet, so I hope you continue to provide input and stay informed throughout these important next steps.

For now, please take a look through this issue of Fine Print, where we have highlighted some of our new APL 150 strategies in action.

April 2013 Futurist Gary Golden speaks at APL

Colleen Rortvedt Library Director

Sponsors Chris and Evie Hartwig Boldt Company Pat and O.C. Boldt Jane and Tony Garton Kristin Hunger Barbara and Bill Kelly RR Donnelley Foundation

Special Thanks Anne Wiegman Barb Kelly Chuck Merry Colleen Rortvedt J Severson Jane Garton Jan Quinlan Kim Ritzow John Larson John Peterson Lawrence University Jazz Trio

APL 150 web portal launches - www.apl150.org

May 2013 21st century library visits Skokie and Elgin Illinois

May - August 2013 Community Advisory Committee meetings

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SECURA Shane and Sheila Kohl Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction John & Sue Larson/Robert W. Baird ThedaCare 91.1 The Avenue

American Players Theatre Appleton Bicycle Shop Appleton Downtown Inc. Appleton North High School Arla Foods Atlas Coffee Mill Avenue Art Badger Sports Park Bagelicious Barlow Planetarium Breadsmith Carmella's, an Italian Bistro Copper Rock Coffee Coventry Glassworks CSI Dalla Terra Pasta Dennis & Jan Quinlan EAA The Exclusive Company Fox Cities Book Festival Fox Cities P.A.C.

Fox Valley Symphony Friends of APL Green Bay Gamblers Green Bay Packers Harley-Davidson Museum Heritage Hill State Park History Museum at the Castle JanSport Just Act Natural Kathy Beck Kim and David Ritzow Kristin Hunger Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery Lawrence University Leif Larson Len Nagler Maureen & Tom Ward McKnight & Carlson Milly Kuszynski Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Muncheez Pizzeria Patti LuPone Peninsula Players Phil Sealy Post Crescent Media Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Renee and Tom Boldt Salon Aura Sharon Fenlon Sprecher Brewery Stone Cellar Brewpub Super Bowl Tim Muench Tina Babler Van Vreede's Wildbird & Backyard Wilmar Chocolates Wisconsin Timber Rattlers YMCA of the Fox Cities

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What’s Appleton Serving the community for over 110 years, Appleton Public Library currently operates from an 85,000 square foot facility at 225 N. Oneida Street. Established under state law by the City of Appleton, APL is governed by a nine-member citizen Board of Trustees.

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APL houses and serves as resource library for the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), a federated system of 16 member libraries.

Appleton Public Library Phone Numbers Administration.........................(920) 832-6170 Children’s Desk........................ (920) 832-6187 Circulation Desk......................(920) 832-6179 Information Desk.....................(920) 832-6177 Reference Desk......................(920) 832-6173

Appleton Public Library School Year Hours Monday.............................. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Tuesday.............................. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Wednesday....................... 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Thursday............................. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday.................................. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday............................. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday...............................12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Appleton Public Library Upcoming Closures Easter Sunday......................................April 20 Memorial Day (Sunday).....................May 25 Memorial Day (Monday)...................May 26

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