Appleton Public Library


June 2018 Events

Job Opening: Library Assistant I

Appleton Public Library

Hours: 12-16 hours per week

Job description: Shelves books and materials in their proper locations, maintains orderly shelf appearance, performs basics of check-in, check-out and patron registration, responds to patron inquiries and assists in locating reference and other materials, answers incoming phone calls, helps prepare library for closing, and performs related work as apparent or assigned.  Candidates must have a flexible schedule to allow for daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.

Qualifications: Requires some high school coursework and an understanding of library organization and services; or a combination of education, training and experience necessary to perform the requirements of the job. Must have attention to detail and be able to use alphabetical and numerical classification systems when instructed. Strong customer service skills are required. Computer skills are strongly desired.

Physical requirements: Requires walking, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, lifting up to 25 pounds, pushing carts filled with books, feeling, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Applicants should submit a completed Pioneerland application form (and cover letter to the Appleton Public Library by (Click on the JOB pix link for an online application) Friday, June 15, 2018. For more information, please contact Cindy Hendrickx  at 320-289-1681 or [email protected]  .

Coming July 2018

         1000 Books Before         


program for 0-5 year olds

How This Program Works

1. Enroll your child at the Appleton Public Library and receive your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten journal, the pages to track your first 100 books, and your starting information.

2. After each set of 100 books is read and recorded, take your journal to the library to receive a prize and the journal pages for your next 100 books.

3. When you and your child have read and recorded your 1000th book, take your journal to the Appleton Public Library for your final reward. A staff member will take a picture of you and your child for the Appleton Press.




Appleton Public Library


323 W Schlieman Ave

Appleton, MN 56208




Monday: 10:30-5:30

Tuesday: 10:30-7:30

Wednesday: 10:30-7:30

Thursday: 10:30-7:30

Friday: 10:30-5:30

Saturday: 10:30-2:30

We are going green as of May 15th, 2013!

The Appleton Public Library, a member of the Pioneerland Library system, is going green effective May 15, 2013. What does that mean? We are collecting e-mail addresses from our library patrons and sending out overdue notices via e-mail rather than through regular U.S. mail. Please make sure we have the most current e-mail address for you on your next visit to the library.

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What are YOU reading?


Join the Appleton Public Library and KLQP Radio while we talk about..."What are YOU reading?". Please share your thoughts on what you read yesterday, today, or tomorrow. You can contact us through the contact link/picture above, stop by the library to visit with us, or contact Paul Raymo at KLQP radio. Let's all talk about..."What are YOU reading? .

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