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Library hours - Appleton Public Library

Library hours - Appleton Public Library

Through Internet access

Through Internet access people use the Library without ever leaving home. During March, the Appleton Public Library Web site was accessed 157,477 times. That means, each day in March, people looked at the library’s web pages 5,079 times. The Library is also a forum for community activities and events. During March, our meeting and study rooms were used 232 times. Over 2000 children attended at least one of more than 100 programs or tours during that month. Over 200 people toured the Library. And 175 people attended various adult Community Service Programs offered by Library staff. So what's happening at the Library? It breaks down like this for March: Every 7 seconds we were open an item was checked out; Every minute we were open someone asked a question of our staff, either in person or by phone; Each hour we were open more than 30 people made use of a Library Internet computer; Every day over 250 people had a hold filled they had placed on a item; Every day people looked at our web pages over 5,000 times. There were tours, children's, youth, and adult programs, and outside groups coming in to use a meeting room. Yes, the Library is a busy place because the Community uses it. A lot of people recognize the Appleton Public Library as a much needed and appreciated resource not only for recreation and information, but also for community activity and social contact. This is only half the story, though. So much goes on behind the scenes in order to make all this public activity possible. From acquisitions to cataloging, to processing and shelving, to the people who set up, take down and clean; there is a world of activity seldom seen by the public that goes on to make the Library work. Next time, a look at this behind-the-scenes world of Appleton Public Library. “Discover New Trails @ Your Library” Register for the 2004 Summer Library Program in Children’s Services at Appleton Public Library. Register for one of the reading games. The program runs May 24 – August 6. Registration continues throughout the summer. Readerville Game – A wavy game with a new twist for READERS reading independently. Spin the spinner, read books, and follow the path around the board for prizes. Bookopoly – Age 10 and up – Play an exciting reading game. Roll the dice, read books, and follow the twisting path around the game board for prizes.

Online Program Visit the family web page of the Appleton Public Library. Register forthe program, read books, win prizes and enter drawings. Git-Along – Babies and preschoolers are encouraged to be involved. Have a parent or other reader read to you. Come to the library; receive a smiley stamp on your chart, spin for stickers and collect prizes. Storytimes – Monday evenings beginning July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday mornings with Chuck Lakefield from WROE Radio beginning July 13 at 10:30 a.m. Special Family Events – songster Tom Pease performs on Thursday June 10 at 10:30 a.m. for daycares and at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for families. SpongeBob Party – Tuesday June 15 at 1:30 p.m. Special Performers – Tuesdays in July 1:30 p.m. July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 Jeff McMullen: The Greatest Little Show in Town Randy Peterson Rick Allen’s Wizard III Magic Show Will Branch: American Roots Music – Sing Along with Fox and Branch For more information, call Children’s Services at the Appleton Public Library at 832-6187.

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