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Fine Print WINTER 2013

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Holiday Cookbooks New Life For Old Books

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Digital Creation Lab

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I’ve Got A Shush On You

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What’s Appleton Reading?

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Milestones: Act Two

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2013 Volunteers

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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................................1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Appleton Public Library Upcoming Closures Christmas Eve............................December 24 Christmas Day...........................December 25 New Year’s Eve..........................December 31 New Year’s Day...............................January 1

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Sycamore Row John Grisham

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Fine Print is published quarterly by Appleton Public Library. Printing for Fine Print is provided by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS). Mail correspondance to: Appleton Public Library - Fine Print 225 N Oneida Street Appleton, WI 54911 Email correspondance to: info@apl.org

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Allegiant Veronica Roth

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Cross My Heart James Patterson

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Killing Jesus Bill O’Reilly

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The Reason I Jump Naoki Higashida

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Double Down Mark Halperin John Heilemann

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APL Mission Learn, know, gather, grow - your center of community life. APL Vision Where potential is transformed into reality. Contact Us For information about services, programs or materials please call us at (920) 832-6177. Connect With Us!

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s we prepared to publish this edition of Fine Print we did what a lot of us do at the end of the year reflect on challenges and events from the year. In reflecting, we realized that there were so many notable accomplishments that we wanted to make “Milestones” the theme for this edition. Whether it’s the powerful children’s programs we offer, or our digital discoveries that are fun, educational and provide you with access to great content, our new Digital Creation Lab, our updated and improved way of how we communicate with you or our new logo you’re going to help us pick, APL has many milestones to note this year. We spent the better part of the last two years working on a long-range plan that would describe the mission, vision and strategies that will guide the library for decades. The approach we took is that it’s not the community’s job to understand the library, it’s the library’s job to understand the community, and to develop services based on community needs. Through the help of a dedicated group of staff and community members, we developed APL 150. Our intent was to use APL’s 150th anniversary in 2047 as a milestone that would guide us in developing a strong long-term vision. None of us have a crystal ball and we expect the plan to evolve over time, but that lofty goal served us well by ensuring we were planning not just for the services of today and tomorrow, but that we were developing a sustainable plan that allows our community to continue to achieve their hopes and dreams long into the future. The keystone of this plan is the library’s long-standing mission: learn, know, gather and grow – your center of community life. This mission has served us well and provided a excellent foundation for the vision and strategies that have been adopted in APL 150. The completion of APL 150 has led us to another milestone. Next year we will make a decision about a long-debated topic of whether Appleton should renovate and expand the library or build a new library. After that decision is made, we will move on to preliminary planning to accomplish the next steps.

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We have approached all our planning within the context of community needs, and this next phase will be done with the same approach. The Mayor has included placeholders in his five year capital budget that, pending Council approval, would provide for architectural design and construction for the library. We will continue to keep you updated on the planning process and give you opportunities to include your perspective.

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You can see all the work that has been have done so far on the APL 150 website (www.apl150.org), as well as the final plan. You’ve been with us through the last two years of planning and I hope you will continue to participate as we move on the next phase. Public libraries serve as symbols of community aspirations and we can’t plan for the future of APL without your help. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• the library’s Hmong Parents will meet with t, Yee Lee Vue Family Outreach Specialis about an hour on three occasions for The visits are and a half each time. of this brochure. outlined in the inside asked to fill be will you During each visit g the program. out a short survey regardin Appleton City within Participants must live age birth to five. limits and have children today ment To schedule your appoint or email her at call Yee at (920) 832-6020 yvue@apl.org.

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Canon Digital Camera Corsair USB 16G Drive • Cowboy Studio Table Top By: Tasha Saecker Lighting Set Assistant Director • Sony Handy Cam • Sony Digital Voice Recorder Streaming movies have come to the library! • Cassette Tape Player/Recorder Now you can access IndieFlix, a free service • Braille Typewriter that provides movies online which you can • Watts Up Watt Meter watch on any Internet-enabled computer, • Portable Screen smartphone or tablet using a web browser. • TTY IndieFlix specializes in small, independent • Reading Edge films, with a selection of thousands from more than 50 countries. The selection includes films Equipment for in-library use: from major film festivals around the world. • •

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In order to use IndieFlix, you will need a library card in good standing at APL. You will also need to register for the service by heading to either our website at www.apl.org or directly to the gateway to the service at: www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/.

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I’ll say! Lip cramps. Chapping. Loss of spittle control. One day I didn’t warm up enough and I tore my orbicularis oris muscle. I was out for three months. It’s a dangerous line of work, let me tell you!

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Many of these independent films will never make it to DVD. Having this collection allows you access to films you would never get to watch on Netflix or Amazon. In order to use IndieFlix, you will need a library card in good standing at APL. You will also need to register for the service by heading to either our website at www.apl.org or directly to the gateway to the service at: www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/. Time to pop some popcorn!

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his year the library is offering access to a lot of new content online. While we know that books and other physical materials aren’t going away any time soon, digital content lets you access our collection even if we are closed, load it on your device for easy access when traveling, or simply have information available when and where you need it. Here are some of the best new online services to try: IndieFlix (www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/indieflix) offers access to thousands of independent films from both the US and around the world. Their content is constantly changing and includes films that never come to DVD format. Enjoy quirky, fascinating and unique films that you simply won’t see anywhere else - for free!

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Teachers loved me; kids not so much. Ever try to shush someone at a football game? Or a school dance? Spent a lot of time upside down in a trash can.

It seemed a natural fit. Library school was wonderful - everybody whispered. And the classes! Treading Lightly, 101. Soundless Breathing, 205. Advanced Glowering. I also met my wife at library school. She had a double major in hair buns and sensible shoes. The marriage didn’t last, though. Turns out wives don’t like to be shushed. Who knew?

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There are no limits to your use of IndieFlix, feel free to watch as many films as you like. You can quickly find movies to suit your personal tastes via sorting by language, genre or even film length. IndieFlix also offers channels that have specific genres, subjects or films from specific festivals.

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Streaming movies have come to the library! Now you can access IndieFlix, a free service that provides movies online which you can watch on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet using a web browser. IndieFlix specializes in small, independent films, with a selection of thousands from more than 50 countries. The selection includes films from major film festivals around the world.

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Mango (libraries.mangolanguages.com/appleton/start) is a service that helps you learn a language online. You can learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian and more. The lessons are interactive, fun and completely free. Zinio (www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/indieflix) is a free service for digital magazines. Ideal for reading on your tablet, smartphone or computer, this is a way to always have the most recent magazine issue right in your hands. We subscribe to 100 magazines that cover many topics. Late this year, we gained access to back issues as well, so make sure to visit the site and see what older issues may be available for you to read.

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ne of the milestones I am most proud of is the Appleton Public Library’s Digital Creation Lab. For years people have viewed the library as a place to come get stuff. They see the library as a place to consume information, and while that is a noble and relevant goal, the digital lab gives us the ability have an active role in the creation of content by and with our patrons. The project

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began in 2012 and involved grant writing, finding local partners and a lot of research. That work bore fruit in the form of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant that funded our project. With LSTA funding we were able to install six Apple iMacs loaded with professional tools for graphic design, publication layout, movie editing and effects, web and mobile app design and audio recording and editing.

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professional book dealer on these items, to put them in front of a wider or specialized market to maximize the dollars raised. No matter what your donation might include, be assured that we go through it carefully to make the best use of each item. Sometimes people ask why we don’t sell more items commercially to increase the funds raised. The answer is that raising the money is just part of our goal. We also believe that it is very important to offer good books at reasonable prices to our Friends members, library patrons and the public. We LOVE seeing hundreds of people leave the book sale with bags of affordable treasures! While the book sales also benefit from withdrawn library materials, we very much depend on items donated by the public. One category we always need is children’s books, and they’re great to donate because kids are always outgrowing these books -- and younger kids are waiting for them! Books on gardening and cooking also always sell well at our sales. We also have a lot of shoppers looking for DVDs and Books on CD, which are just starting to come in. Please take a look around, we look forward to seeing the items you no longer need and giving them a new life at the next Friends book sale.

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ow can you promote literacy, support dozens of library programs and get your house cleaned at the same time? It’s easy! Donate your used books and media to the Appleton Public Library. To donate, just bring your materials to any service desk - you can even receive a tax receipt if you wish. The library staff will review the donations first. If any of the items meet the library’s criteria for acquisition, they will be added to the collection. Books and materials not needed by APL are passed on to Friends of the Appleton Public Library for the semiannual book sales. Proceeds of the sales support many activities that are not covered by the library’s own budget: musical events, speakers and many other projects. A team of Friends volunteers reviews all book sale donations and sorts them into the sale categories. While almost all items in the sales are priced at $1 or less, popular books that we have found to be in like-new condition are set aside for the “Giftables” table, and bring $3. Occasionally we identify books that, besides being particularly valuable, have a very narrow appeal and are unlikely to find a buyer at our three day sale. We work with a

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Learn. Create. Innovate. The result was not only the first public library digital creation lab in northeast Wisconsin, but also one of only a handful in the state. This gave our patrons both the space and the tools to create digital projects with professional grade tools. These tools would be financially out of reach for all but the most affluent patrons, but everyone can come into this public space to learn, create and innovate.

Today we are still finding ways that we can utilize the space and tools within the lab, but we have already seen it used to create at least one stop motion film. I have even seen a couple of guys developing a graphic novel in the space. You never know, maybe next year’s Sundance short film winner will have been edited in our lab. What will you come create?

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“ Super unhealthy and delicious! Her pictures and commentaries are fun to read as well.“

Children’s Services

Little Old Lady Recipes

Astronomical Developments By Tanya Misselt Children’s Services Supervisor

American Pie

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Edition: Cook Books Salads: Beyond The Bowl

KitchenAid Best-Loved Recipes

Joy Of Cooking

Destination: Engaged and Sustainable Organization

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We had two full-time positions open in ell that was a wild ride. It was sort Children’s Services in the past 12 months and of like getting sucked through a I can’t say enough great things about the wormhole in a bath towel with your staff that we hired to fill those positions. Ann hair wet. Yes, I would say that 2013 Cooksey, our new Pre-School Librarian and in Children’s Services felt like a shortcut through Kristi Helmkamp our new Library Assistant have space and time. We all may look a little windboth brought knowledge, skill, dedication and blown, but we have arrived in a place of our an amazing amount of creativity to Children’s own making that we are very proud of. Oh sure, Services. Today’s warp drive team of Children’s I admit that we overdosed on a little too much Services staff puts us in a great position for chocolate during some of the turbulence, but I providing quality programs and services now couldn’t ask for better travel companions. and well into the future. 8 | Fine Print • Winter 2013

“ For adventurous cooks who don’t mind buying new ingredients and spending some time with the process. “

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“ I have had great success with most all America’s Test Kitchen recipes (except for their Banana Bread!) “

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Destination: Specialized Services and Programs

simple act of making multiple visits to the library. These programs called, Cookie Club and I Scream for Reading were extragalactic fun!

Shining Star Storytime has returned. Ann spent many hours training to teach this specialized program for children on the autism spectrum. Shining Star Storytime meets on select Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. We hope that parents of children affected by autism will continue to discover the absolute magnitude of this bright program.

Destination: Creation and Innovation

New programs this year include Full STEAM Ahead and Play and Learn. Full STEAM Ahead was developed to bring science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts to pre-school children. This program is developed by Kristi, who has helped us make a quantum leap in these fields. Utilizing an American Library Association initiative called Every Child Ready to Read, Play and Learn was specifically developed by our staff to help parents become their child’s first teacher. Using current research and established best practices, Ann is showing parents how to prepare their children for kindergarten so that they arrive ready to learn how to read. Parents and caregivers with children age birth to five are welcome to attend - no spacesuits are needed! Yee Vue joined our team this year too. She came to us as an intern from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the summer of 2012. In 2013, we received a federal grant* to hire Yee as our first Hmong Family Outreach Specialist to pilot an outreach initiative called Appleton Ready to Read. In October of this year, she won the Wisconsin Library Association’s Rising Star Award. In November, Appleton’s City Council added the Hmong Outreach Specialist position to the library budget. Professionally speaking, I have to say, “That’s Super NOVA”! Yee has helped us equalize opportunities for Hmong children so that they enter kindergarten as ready to learn to read as their peers. Play and Learn – Hmong Edition has been wildly popular.

Destination: Diversion and Leisure

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the table, and the best part is the rice cooker does all the work! You can get as simple or as complicated as you like, with recipes for delicious no-fail rice sides as well as meals. “

This year Ellen Jepson, our School-Age Librarian, developed two new opportunities for parents to have fun bringing their children to the library. She teamed up with two local businesses, offering free cookies and ice cream for the

With all these new developments in Children’s Services we still continued to provide the fantastic regular lineup of quality programs that our patrons have come to expect. With solar flare, Sue Kempf opens the programming doors every Monday night to followers of Lego Lab who would build cool stuff for light-years, if they could. Despite gravity, children continue to be light on their feet in Musical Movin’ Storytime with Kathleen Westbrook. Let’s not forget that we all felt the cosmic impact of little voices singing along to Ellen Jepson playing the piano in Singing Storytime this fall.

Destination: Collaborative Environment In an effort to respond to community concerns over declining student reading proficiency, Children’s Services has been strengthening its partnerships with other non-profit organizations that help prepare children for kindergarten and that help illiterate parents learn how to read. Through these partnerships we are collaborating with the Appleton Area School District’s Birth to Five Program, Outagamie County Birth – 3 Early Intervention, Head Start and Fox Valley Literacy Council to help families find the services that they need.

Final Destination: Hub of Learning and Literacy In closing, I would like to say thank you to all the parents, teachers and caretakers who brought their children to see us this year. The luminosity of your children is what makes our world go ‘round. We hope that we inspire your child’s love of reading and learning, as much as they inspire us. For those who have not arrived at our destination yet, we hope you’ll stop by. We think you’ll find the atmosphere is most pleasant. *Appleton Ready to Read was funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the library Services and Technology Act.

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here exists a commemorative booklet highlighting APL’s 100 year anniversary in 1997. The tiny history book uncovers a treasure of milestones guiding the library on a path toward today. What began as a community reading room created by one progressive citizen was soon inherited by the YMCA. After a fire destroyed many items, a group of citizens with a shared love of reading succeeded in resurrecting the collection through donations and determination. Soon the Free Library Association gave control to the city in exchange for a promise to organize a public library. The year was 1897, and APL was born. Circulation was 60 items per day during the first year of operation. Though its home occasionally changed location, square footage increased to meet demands for space, and services offered were molded by technology and education; the idea of shared information and a community gathering place has remained constant. The passage of time has left its imprint on collected milestones such as Sunday hours launching in 1904, children’s storytime coming to life in 1918, the two book limit disappearing in 1921 and circulation topping one million in 2002.

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Change has always been on the library’s menu, and new milestones will define the second century. A subtle reminder can be found in the old, wood crates sitting atop the circulation desk. Each one is imprinted with the words “Free Appleton Public Library.” They represent a milestone from a simpler time and link the past with the future at Appleton’s public library. The first public library was a reading room above Pardee’s Grocery on College Ave

Sunday Service Starts

First Children’s Librarian hired

Friends of APL Formed

New library building opens at 225 N. Oneida

Circulation reaches one million items

Community planning for the future of APL begins

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e're updating our look to better show our fun, creative and innovative side. You may have already noticed this with various pieces of our publications, including our website, brochures, flyers and most recently, this issue of Fine Print.

from staff surveys, community focus groups, and the work completed by our Community Advisory Committee for our current strategic plan, we were able to create several pages of designs of possible logos. Staff members voted on the logos and we were able to narrow the designs down to their top three choices.

For the past 18 months, we have been working on creating new brand identity for the library. We work hard to provide our community with 21st century library service and we want our communication efforts to match.

The logo designs center around our new strategic plan, APL 150. The seven strategies we have adopted are represented in each logo option. Logo one is based off of our current logo. Logo two is based off of the idea of the library as a hub of learning and literacy. Logo three is the most abstract logo, but is still based off of the seven strategies and can be interpreted differently by each individual.

The first step of our brand identity update included selecting brand colors (Blue, Purple and Green) and brand fonts (Century Gothic Sans Serif, Alexon Medium RR - Serif), in order to create a cohesive message for our community. The next step in the process is selecting a new logo and we want you to help us pick the final logo! After receiving very valuable feedback 14 | Fine Print • Winter 2013

City of Appleton

SIDEWALK

POETRY PROGRAM The City of Appleton Department of Public Works wants your help transforming the city’s sidewalks into an open poetry book to create every day moments of open-air reading for our community. For information on the Sidewalk Poetry Program, or to learn how you can submit a poem to be stamped in the sidewalks of the City of Appleton, please visit one of the proud sponsor’s websites listed below.

To help us choose which logo we should adopt, please click this link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K2GR7JD. Voting will remain open until 5:00 pm, December 16.

www.appleton.org | www.appletondowntown.org | www.apl.org


Thank you to all APL volunteers who gave their time and talents in 2013! John Ahn Hope Alumbaugh Shirley Anderson Carrie Ashland Dolores Barta Alex Barth Peter Bartman Sharon Bartman Roberta Bawden Valerie Bayer Clarice Belling Sandra Bengs Michael Bennett Terry Bergen Terry Bergman Kanyon Beringer Janet Besta Claire Biringer Pastor Will Bloedow Ron Blom Renee Boldt Joyce Bongers Ashley Boone Hailey Boone Crystal Bradle Ian Brost Katie Brown Sarah Bundy Emily Burton Yossarian Cardin-Ritter Bobbie Carlson Natalie Carpiaux Sophia Carpiaux Josh Chambers Taylor Chase Brittany Cheng Jordan Chevako Mary Anne Moore-Church Sean Coats Jennifer Collegnon Carley Conley Kayla Coopman 12 | Fine Print • Winter 2013

Priscilla Daniels Anna Davidson Marsha Dawson Anne Dean Chelsea Deangelis Mary DeBruin Sue DeCaro Nicole DeMario Gus DeMay Jean Detjen Heather Ditmars Ben Dolezal Hannah Dolezal Lindsey Eickhoff Jacob Eiden Theo Enter Rachael Etka Jared Fait Lucas Fares Ran Farnum Melkicedeck Faubert Sharon Fenlon Maureen Flanagan-Johnson Beverly Fountain Alisa Franczek Tanya Frey Courtney Furlow Krishna Gandikota Pam Gardner Jane Garton Patsy Gavin Rita Gee Kathleen Gehrke Marissa Geissler Peter Gilbert Sarah Gilbert Tiarra Gitchell Jeremy Glass Ian Godin Ronny Gonzalez Pat Gosling Sara Grill

Raelene Guenther Jean Haefs Janet Hahn Branden Halliday Laken Heinemeyer Kristi Helmkamp Lee Hering Jenna Hermans Don Hietpas Madison Hill Joseph Holschuh Alex Hoo Kristin Hunger Jonathan Iwanski Elizabeth Jacobson Lauren Jamron Marvin Jansen Karen Jenneman KeXin Jiang Molly Johnson Dave Jordahl Barbara Kelly Doris Kimball Matt Kipping Paige Kipping Patricia Kissinger Taylor Knapstein Enise Kocbeker Martha Koenig Shane Kohl Eva Kold-Hickey Polina Konovalova David Kositzke Cole Krause Molly Krause Rachel Kubiak Ashley Kunstman Theresa Lamb Alex Lanouette John Larson Geraldo Latumahina Christopher LeDoux

Alice Lee Calvin Lemieux Carol Lerch Angie Levick Marie Liddell Dorothy Loll Sarah Long Radloff Cindy Lopez Daisy Lopez Bradley Lovell Genia Lovett Crystal Maciaga Elijah Mader Gerald Manke Mike Marichal Sarah Marquez Joe Martin Jaffna Mathiaparanam Faith Mauk Cynthia Maxham Amy McCann Sandy McCartney Sean McConnell Jim McNeill Patricia McNinch Glory Melotte Chuck Merry Teege Mettille Carolyn Mewhorter Sara Micheletti Judy Mickelson Eleanor Miller Nick Misselt Susan Moffett Mary Jo Mohr Sade Morgan Elijah Mutua Todd Nelson Barb Nichols Bonnie Nieland Matt Noll Judy O'Connell Kay Odegaard Mike Ognacvic Gillian Payne Nick Payne Aquilino Pena Andy Pennel

Dawn Petersen Thomas Petersen John Peterson Lashanna Pierce Claire Polar Sarah Polar Howard Porter Brian Prestley Chris Quello Joseph Quinnell Karen Rademacher Ben Rademaker Jack Rademaker Jeff Rademaker Doug Rademan Deborah Ray Kay Rebman Mary Kay Reed Jane Rhode Dana Richter Sharrie Robinson Amy Rockwell Noreen Rodrigues Jaci Rubio Barb Rucks Rowan Saecker Christopher Sandberg Katie Sarino Vicki Schilleman Julia Schmidt Maggie Schmidt Duncan Schneider MaryKate Schneider Meredith Schoenfeld Robin Schuettpelz Cathy Schulze Aaron Schwoerer Donna Seidl Emily Sheptoski Marilyn Shermeister Tania Shook Jennifer Sims Jared Skarsten Nancy Smith Carrie Stadler Morgan Steinfeldt Sheryl Stidham Gebert Cheyanne Storch

Naomi Stuesser Sandra Stutz Teresa Sumner Mary Swanson Priscilla Switzer Alvina Tan Mike Thao Tom Trudell Liz Truesdale-Witek Judy Tyler Molly Van Atta Mary VanderWyst Aaron Velie Heather Voss Yee Vue Arpita Wahal Jackie Warzyn Allison Weber Russell Westby Jim Wiberg Ted Wilcox Dave Willems Katie Williams Kristin Wilson Alex Witek Diane Wizner Darlene Woldt Kristanna Xiong Sharon Yolton Paige Zarate Elijah Ziemann Justin Zobel

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Thank you to all APL volunteers who gave their time and talents in 2013! John Ahn Hope Alumbaugh Shirley Anderson Carrie Ashland Dolores Barta Alex Barth Peter Bartman Sharon Bartman Roberta Bawden Valerie Bayer Clarice Belling Sandra Bengs Michael Bennett Terry Bergen Terry Bergman Kanyon Beringer Janet Besta Claire Biringer Pastor Will Bloedow Ron Blom Renee Boldt Joyce Bongers Ashley Boone Hailey Boone Crystal Bradle Ian Brost Katie Brown Sarah Bundy Emily Burton Yossarian Cardin-Ritter Bobbie Carlson Natalie Carpiaux Sophia Carpiaux Josh Chambers Taylor Chase Brittany Cheng Jordan Chevako Mary Anne Moore-Church Sean Coats Jennifer Collegnon Carley Conley Kayla Coopman 12 | Fine Print • Winter 2013

Priscilla Daniels Anna Davidson Marsha Dawson Anne Dean Chelsea Deangelis Mary DeBruin Sue DeCaro Nicole DeMario Gus DeMay Jean Detjen Heather Ditmars Ben Dolezal Hannah Dolezal Lindsey Eickhoff Jacob Eiden Theo Enter Rachael Etka Jared Fait Lucas Fares Ran Farnum Melkicedeck Faubert Sharon Fenlon Maureen Flanagan-Johnson Beverly Fountain Alisa Franczek Tanya Frey Courtney Furlow Krishna Gandikota Pam Gardner Jane Garton Patsy Gavin Rita Gee Kathleen Gehrke Marissa Geissler Peter Gilbert Sarah Gilbert Tiarra Gitchell Jeremy Glass Ian Godin Ronny Gonzalez Pat Gosling Sara Grill

Raelene Guenther Jean Haefs Janet Hahn Branden Halliday Laken Heinemeyer Kristi Helmkamp Lee Hering Jenna Hermans Don Hietpas Madison Hill Joseph Holschuh Alex Hoo Kristin Hunger Jonathan Iwanski Elizabeth Jacobson Lauren Jamron Marvin Jansen Karen Jenneman KeXin Jiang Molly Johnson Dave Jordahl Barbara Kelly Doris Kimball Matt Kipping Paige Kipping Patricia Kissinger Taylor Knapstein Enise Kocbeker Martha Koenig Shane Kohl Eva Kold-Hickey Polina Konovalova David Kositzke Cole Krause Molly Krause Rachel Kubiak Ashley Kunstman Theresa Lamb Alex Lanouette John Larson Geraldo Latumahina Christopher LeDoux

Alice Lee Calvin Lemieux Carol Lerch Angie Levick Marie Liddell Dorothy Loll Sarah Long Radloff Cindy Lopez Daisy Lopez Bradley Lovell Genia Lovett Crystal Maciaga Elijah Mader Gerald Manke Mike Marichal Sarah Marquez Joe Martin Jaffna Mathiaparanam Faith Mauk Cynthia Maxham Amy McCann Sandy McCartney Sean McConnell Jim McNeill Patricia McNinch Glory Melotte Chuck Merry Teege Mettille Carolyn Mewhorter Sara Micheletti Judy Mickelson Eleanor Miller Nick Misselt Susan Moffett Mary Jo Mohr Sade Morgan Elijah Mutua Todd Nelson Barb Nichols Bonnie Nieland Matt Noll Judy O'Connell Kay Odegaard Mike Ognacvic Gillian Payne Nick Payne Aquilino Pena Andy Pennel

Dawn Petersen Thomas Petersen John Peterson Lashanna Pierce Claire Polar Sarah Polar Howard Porter Brian Prestley Chris Quello Joseph Quinnell Karen Rademacher Ben Rademaker Jack Rademaker Jeff Rademaker Doug Rademan Deborah Ray Kay Rebman Mary Kay Reed Jane Rhode Dana Richter Sharrie Robinson Amy Rockwell Noreen Rodrigues Jaci Rubio Barb Rucks Rowan Saecker Christopher Sandberg Katie Sarino Vicki Schilleman Julia Schmidt Maggie Schmidt Duncan Schneider MaryKate Schneider Meredith Schoenfeld Robin Schuettpelz Cathy Schulze Aaron Schwoerer Donna Seidl Emily Sheptoski Marilyn Shermeister Tania Shook Jennifer Sims Jared Skarsten Nancy Smith Carrie Stadler Morgan Steinfeldt Sheryl Stidham Gebert Cheyanne Storch

Naomi Stuesser Sandra Stutz Teresa Sumner Mary Swanson Priscilla Switzer Alvina Tan Mike Thao Tom Trudell Liz Truesdale-Witek Judy Tyler Molly Van Atta Mary VanderWyst Aaron Velie Heather Voss Yee Vue Arpita Wahal Jackie Warzyn Allison Weber Russell Westby Jim Wiberg Ted Wilcox Dave Willems Katie Williams Kristin Wilson Alex Witek Diane Wizner Darlene Woldt Kristanna Xiong Sharon Yolton Paige Zarate Elijah Ziemann Justin Zobel

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NEW LOGO Help Choose APL’s

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e're updating our look to better show our fun, creative and innovative side. You may have already noticed this with various pieces of our publications, including our website, brochures, flyers and most recently, this issue of Fine Print.

from staff surveys, community focus groups, and the work completed by our Community Advisory Committee for our current strategic plan, we were able to create several pages of designs of possible logos. Staff members voted on the logos and we were able to narrow the designs down to their top three choices.

For the past 18 months, we have been working on creating new brand identity for the library. We work hard to provide our community with 21st century library service and we want our communication efforts to match.

The logo designs center around our new strategic plan, APL 150. The seven strategies we have adopted are represented in each logo option. Logo one is based off of our current logo. Logo two is based off of the idea of the library as a hub of learning and literacy. Logo three is the most abstract logo, but is still based off of the seven strategies and can be interpreted differently by each individual.

The first step of our brand identity update included selecting brand colors (Blue, Purple and Green) and brand fonts (Century Gothic Sans Serif, Alexon Medium RR - Serif), in order to create a cohesive message for our community. The next step in the process is selecting a new logo and we want you to help us pick the final logo! After receiving very valuable feedback 14 | Fine Print • Winter 2013

To help us choose which logo we should adopt, please click the link found below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QNTMJ99 Voting will remain open until 5:00 pm, December 16.

City of Appleton

SIDEWALK

POETRY PROGRAM The City of Appleton Department of Public Works wants your help transforming the city’s sidewalks into an open poetry book to create every day moments of open-air reading for our community. For information on the Sidewalk Poetry Program, or to learn how you can submit a poem to be stamped in the sidewalks of the City of Appleton, please visit one of the proud sponsor’s websites listed below.

www.appleton.org | www.appletondowntown.org | www.apl.org


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here exists a commemorative booklet highlighting APL’s 100 year anniversary in 1997. The tiny history book uncovers a treasure of milestones guiding the library on a path toward today. What began as a community reading room created by one progressive citizen was soon inherited by the YMCA. After a fire destroyed many items, a group of citizens with a shared love of reading succeeded in resurrecting the collection through donations and determination. Soon the Free Library Association gave control to the city in exchange for a promise to organize a public library. The year was 1897, and APL was born. Circulation was 60 items per day during the first year of operation. Though its home occasionally changed location, square footage increased to meet demands for space, and services offered were molded by technology and education; the idea of shared information and a community gathering place has remained constant. The passage of time has left its imprint on collected milestones such as Sunday hours launching in 1904, children’s storytime coming to life in 1918, the two book limit disappearing in 1921 and circulation topping one million in 2002.

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Change has always been on the library’s menu, and new milestones will define the second century. A subtle reminder can be found in the old, wood crates sitting atop the circulation desk. Each one is imprinted with the words “Free Appleton Public Library.” They represent a milestone from a simpler time and link the past with the future at Appleton’s public library. The first public library was a reading room above Pardee’s Grocery on College Ave

Sunday Service Starts

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Community planning for the future of APL begins

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“ I have had great success with most all America’s Test Kitchen recipes (except for their Banana Bread!) “

America’s Test Kitchen

Comfort Food Makeovers

Chocolate Chocolate

Staff Picks Holiday New Complete Book of Breads

Living Raw Food

The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook

Destination: Specialized Services and Programs

simple act of making multiple visits to the library. These programs called, Cookie Club and I Scream for Reading were extragalactic fun!

Shining Star Storytime has returned. Ann spent many hours training to teach this specialized program for children on the autism spectrum. Shining Star Storytime meets on select Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. We hope that parents of children affected by autism will continue to discover the absolute magnitude of this bright program.

Destination: Creation and Innovation

New programs this year include Full STEAM Ahead and Play and Learn. Full STEAM Ahead was developed to bring science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts to pre-school children. This program is developed by Kristi, who has helped us make a quantum leap in these fields. Utilizing an American Library Association initiative called Every Child Ready to Read, Play and Learn was specifically developed by our staff to help parents become their child’s first teacher. Using current research and established best practices, Ann is showing parents how to prepare their children for kindergarten so that they arrive ready to learn how to read. Parents and caregivers with children age birth to five are welcome to attend - no spacesuits are needed! Yee Vue joined our team this year too. She came to us as an intern from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the summer of 2012. In 2013, we received a federal grant* to hire Yee as our first Hmong Family Outreach Specialist to pilot an outreach initiative called Appleton Ready to Read. In October of this year, she won the Wisconsin Library Association’s Rising Star Award. In November, Appleton’s City Council added the Hmong Outreach Specialist position to the library budget. Professionally speaking, I have to say, “That’s Super NOVA”! Yee has helped us equalize opportunities for Hmong children so that they enter kindergarten as ready to learn to read as their peers. Play and Learn – Hmong Edition has been wildly popular.

Destination: Diversion and Leisure

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the table, and the best part is the rice cooker does all the work! You can get as simple or as complicated as you like, with recipes for delicious no-fail rice sides as well as meals. “

This year Ellen Jepson, our School-Age Librarian, developed two new opportunities for parents to have fun bringing their children to the library. She teamed up with two local businesses, offering free cookies and ice cream for the

With all these new developments in Children’s Services we still continued to provide the fantastic regular lineup of quality programs that our patrons have come to expect. With solar flare, Sue Kempf opens the programming doors every Monday night to followers of Lego Lab who would build cool stuff for light-years, if they could. Despite gravity, children continue to be light on their feet in Musical Movin’ Storytime with Kathleen Westbrook. Let’s not forget that we all felt the cosmic impact of little voices singing along to Ellen Jepson playing the piano in Singing Storytime this fall.

Destination: Collaborative Environment In an effort to respond to community concerns over declining student reading proficiency, Children’s Services has been strengthening its partnerships with other non-profit organizations that help prepare children for kindergarten and that help illiterate parents learn how to read. Through these partnerships we are collaborating with the Appleton Area School District’s Birth to Five Program, Outagamie County Birth – 3 Early Intervention, Head Start and Fox Valley Literacy Council to help families find the services that they need.

Final Destination: Hub of Learning and Literacy In closing, I would like to say thank you to all the parents, teachers and caretakers who brought their children to see us this year. The luminosity of your children is what makes our world go ‘round. We hope that we inspire your child’s love of reading and learning, as much as they inspire us. For those who have not arrived at our destination yet, we hope you’ll stop by. We think you’ll find the atmosphere is most pleasant. *Appleton Ready to Read was funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the library Services and Technology Act.

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“ Super unhealthy and delicious! Her pictures and commentaries are fun to read as well.“

Children’s Services

Little Old Lady Recipes

Astronomical Developments By Tanya Misselt Children’s Services Supervisor

American Pie

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Edition: Cookbooks Salads: Beyond The Bowl

KitchenAid Best-Loved Recipes

Joy Of Cooking

Destination: Engaged and Sustainable Organization

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We had two full-time positions open in ell that was a wild ride. It was sort Children’s Services in the past 12 months and of like getting sucked through a I can’t say enough great things about the wormhole in a bath towel with your staff that we hired to fill those positions. Ann hair wet. Yes, I would say that 2013 Cooksey, our new Pre-School Librarian and in Children’s Services felt like a shortcut through Kristi Helmkamp our new Library Assistant have space and time. We all may look a little windboth brought knowledge, skill, dedication and blown, but we have arrived in a place of our an amazing amount of creativity to Children’s own making that we are very proud of. Oh sure, Services. Today’s warp drive team of Children’s I admit that we overdosed on a little too much Services staff puts us in a great position for chocolate during some of the turbulence, but I providing quality programs and services now couldn’t ask for better travel companions. and well into the future. 8 | Fine Print • Winter 2013

“ For adventurous cooks who don’t mind buying new ingredients and spending some time with the process. “

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Community Partnerships

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By Mike Ognacevic Volunteer Lead Friends Book Sale

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ow can you promote literacy, support dozens of library programs and get your house cleaned at the same time? It’s easy! Donate your used books and media to the Appleton Public Library. To donate, just bring your materials to any service desk - you can even receive a tax receipt if you wish. The library staff will review the donations first. If any of the items meet the library’s criteria for acquisition, they will be added to the collection. Books and materials not needed by APL are passed on to Friends of the Appleton Public Library for the semiannual book sales. Proceeds of the sales support many activities that are not covered by the library’s own budget: musical events, speakers and many other projects. A team of Friends volunteers reviews all book sale donations and sorts them into the sale categories. While almost all items in the sales are priced at $1 or less, popular books that we have found to be in like-new condition are set aside for the “Giftables” table, and bring $3. Occasionally we identify books that, besides being particularly valuable, have a very narrow appeal and are unlikely to find a buyer at our three day sale. We work with a

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Learn. Create. Innovate. The result was not only the first public library digital creation lab in northeast Wisconsin, but also one of only a handful in the state. This gave our patrons both the space and the tools to create digital projects with professional grade tools. These tools would be financially out of reach for all but the most affluent patrons, but everyone can come into this public space to learn, create and innovate.

Today we are still finding ways that we can utilize the space and tools within the lab, but we have already seen it used to create at least one stop motion film. I have even seen a couple of guys developing a graphic novel in the space. You never know, maybe next year’s Sundance short film winner will have been edited in our lab. What will you come create?

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ne of the milestones I am most proud of is the Appleton Public Library’s Digital Creation Lab. For years people have viewed the library as a place to come get stuff. They see the library as a place to consume information, and while that is a noble and relevant goal, the digital lab gives us the ability have an active role in the creation of content by and with our patrons. The project

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began in 2012 and involved grant writing, finding local partners and a lot of research. That work bore fruit in the form of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant that funded our project. With LSTA funding we were able to install six Apple iMacs loaded with professional tools for graphic design, publication layout, movie editing and effects, web and mobile app design and audio recording and editing.

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professional book dealer on these items, to put them in front of a wider or specialized market to maximize the dollars raised. No matter what your donation might include, be assured that we go through it carefully to make the best use of each item. Sometimes people ask why we don’t sell more items commercially to increase the funds raised. The answer is that raising the money is just part of our goal. We also believe that it is very important to offer good books at reasonable prices to our Friends members, library patrons and the public. We LOVE seeing hundreds of people leave the book sale with bags of affordable treasures! While the book sales also benefit from withdrawn library materials, we very much depend on items donated by the public. One category we always need is children’s books, and they’re great to donate because kids are always outgrowing these books -- and younger kids are waiting for them! Books on gardening and cooking also always sell well at our sales. We also have a lot of shoppers looking for DVDs and Books on CD, which are just starting to come in. Please take a look around, we look forward to seeing the items you no longer need and giving them a new life at the next Friends book sale.

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In order to use IndieFlix, you will need a library card in good standing at APL. You will also need to register for the service by heading to either our website at www.apl.org or directly to the gateway to the service at: www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/. Time to pop some popcorn!

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Teachers loved me; kids not so much. Ever try to shush someone at a football game? Or a school dance? Spent a lot of time upside down in a trash can.

It seemed a natural fit. Library school was wonderful - everybody whispered. And the classes! Treading Lightly, 101. Soundless Breathing, 205. Advanced Glowering. I also met my wife at library school. She had a double major in hair buns and sensible shoes. The marriage didn’t last, though. Turns out wives don’t like to be shushed. Who knew?

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There are no limits to your use of IndieFlix, feel free to watch as many films as you like. You can quickly find movies to suit your personal tastes via sorting by language, genre or even film length. IndieFlix also offers channels that have specific genres, subjects or films from specific festivals.

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I was always a quiet person. Even as a baby, instead of crying, when my diaper needed changing, I’d hold up a finger. Or two. Shushed before I could talk. Even had to be taken out of church when I shushed the parson.

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his year the library is offering access to a lot of new content online. While we know that books and other physical materials aren’t going away any time soon, digital content lets you access our collection even if we are closed, load it on your device for easy access when traveling, or simply have information available when and where you need it. Here are some of the best new online services to try: IndieFlix (https://www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/ indieflix) offers access to thousands of independent films from both the US and around the world. Their content is constantly changing and includes films that never come to DVD format. Enjoy quirky, fascinating and unique films that you simply won’t see anywhere else - for free! Mango (http://libraries.mangolanguages.com/appleton/start) is a service that helps you learn a language online. You can learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian and more. The lessons are interactive, fun and completely free. Zinio (https://www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/indieflix) is a free service for digital magazines. Ideal for reading on your tablet, smartphone or computer, this is a way to always have the most recent magazine issue right in your hands. We subscribe to 100 magazines that cover many topics. Late this year, we gained access to back issues as well, so make sure to visit the site and see what older issues may be available for you to read.

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2013 Milestones

We have approached all our planning within the context of community needs, and this next phase will be done with the same approach. The Mayor has included placeholders in his five year capital budget that, pending Council approval, would provide for architectural design and construction for the library. We will continue to keep you updated on the planning process and give you opportunities to include your perspective.

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Canon Digital Camera Corsair USB 16G Drive • Cowboy Studio Table Top By: Tasha Saecker Lighting Set Assistant Director • Sony Handy Cam • Sony Digital Voice Recorder Streaming movies have come to the library! • Cassette Tape Player/Recorder Now you can access IndieFlix, a free service • Braille Typewriter that provides movies online which you can • Watts Up Watt Meter watch on any Internet-enabled computer, • Portable Screen smartphone or tablet using a web browser. • TTY IndieFlix specializes in small, independent • Reading Edge films, with a selection of thousands from more than 50 countries. The selection includes films Equipment for in-library use: from major film festivals around the world. • •

ChromaKey Portable Green Screen and Lighting Kit Apple USB SuperDrive • Canon Color Printer • StarTech USB Multi Media Memory Card Reader • External Floppy Drives • Trackball Mouse

In order to use IndieFlix, you will need a library card in good standing at APL. You will also need to register for the service by heading to either our website at www.apl.org or directly to the gateway to the service at: www.rbdigital.com/appletonwi/.

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Reading? Fiction

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Sycamore Row John Grisham

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Fine Print is published quarterly by Appleton Public Library. Printing for Fine Print is provided by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS). Mail correspondance to: Appleton Public Library - Fine Print 225 N Oneida Street Appleton, WI 54911 Email correspondance to: info@apl.org

Takedown Twenty Janet Evanovich

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Allegiant Veronica Roth

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Cross My Heart James Patterson

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Killing Jesus Bill O’Reilly

Driven Donald Driver

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I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai

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Double Down Mark Halperin John Heilemann

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APL Mission Learn, know, gather, grow - your center of community life. APL Vision Where potential is transformed into reality. Contact Us For information about services, programs or materials please call us at (920) 832-6177. Connect With Us!

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s we prepared to publish this edition of Fine Print we did what a lot of us do at the end of the year reflect on challenges and events from the year. In reflecting, we realized that there were so many notable accomplishments that we wanted to make “Milestones” the theme for this edition. Whether it’s the powerful children’s programs we offer, or our digital discoveries that are fun, educational and provide you with access to great content, our new Digital Creation Lab, our updated and improved way of how we communicate with you or our new logo you’re going to help us pick, APL has many milestones to note this year. We spent the better part of the last two years working on a long-range plan that would describe the mission, vision and strategies that will guide the library for decades. The approach we took is that it’s not the community’s job to understand the library, it’s the library’s job to understand the community, and to develop services based on community needs. Through the help of a dedicated group of staff and community members, we developed APL 150. Our intent was to use APL’s 150th anniversary in 2047 as a milestone that would guide us in developing a strong long-term vision. None of us have a crystal ball and we expect the plan to evolve over time, but that lofty goal served us well by ensuring we were planning not just for the services of today and tomorrow, but that we were developing a sustainable plan that allows our community to continue to achieve their hopes and dreams long into the future. The keystone of this plan is the library’s long-standing mission: learn, know, gather and grow – your center of community life. This mission has served us well and provided a excellent foundation for the vision and strategies that have been adopted in APL 150. The completion of APL 150 has led us to another milestone. Next year we will make a decision about a long-debated topic of whether Appleton should renovate and expand the library or build a new library. After that decision is made, we will move on to preliminary planning to accomplish the next steps.

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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................................1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Appleton Public Library Upcoming Closures Christmas Eve............................December 24 Christmas Day...........................December 25 New Year’s Eve..........................December 31 New Year’s Day...............................January 1

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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

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APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY | FRIENDS OF APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Be a Friend Today!

All gifts received in December will be matched by a generous $5,000 pledge from Leota Ester and Will & Ruth Bloedow. This means your $25 gift will equal $50. Your $100 gift will equal $200. We invite you to consider adding this gift to your holiday giving.

Visit www.apl.org/friends for more information

Celebrating Milestones


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