Appleton Public Library


Audiobooks and e-books on LIBBY

Pioneerland Library System is excited to offer downloadable audiobooks and e-books. You'll need a library card, personal computer or device, and an internet connection in order to take advantage of this service. Click on the image below to get started.

Other Library Materials and Resources

As a member of the Pioneerland Library System, the Appleton Public Library has access to over:

  • 500,000 books
  • 1,600 periodicals
  • 13,800 videos
  • 6,000 audiobooks

Members may also access materials from other Minnesota libraries through MNLink.

The Appleton Public Library offers:


  • Free Wi-fi
  • Five computers with free internet access
  • Printing ($0.25per black & white print, $0.75 per color print)
  • Copying ($0.25 per black & white copy, $0.75 per color copy)
  • Faxing ($1.50 for the first page sent or received, $1.00 per page thereafter)
  • Scanning (FREE)

Library Programming

The Appleton Public Library is proud to offer year-round programming for children, teens, adults, and families. Events include:

  • Story time the first Friday of each month.
  • After-school activities
  • Monthly Lego Club
    • Teen Events
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Monthly Adult Book Club meetings

    Stop by the library to see what is going on now!

    Social Media Workshops

    You've undoubtedly heard a lot about popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Whether you're an active user or would like to get started, our social media workshops can help you get the most out of these networking sites. Each month we look at a different site, unpacking it together to learn what makes each platform unique and how it can be useful for you. The social media workshops are free and open to the public. Contact the library to find out when the next one will take place!

    Past Workshops & Handouts

    Below are informational handouts from past workshops, all of which are available for download.

    October 29 & November 5 2014


    Download Handout

    January 21 2015


    Download Handout

    February 18 2015


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    March 18 2015


    Download Handout

    Appleton Public Library


    323 W Schlieman Ave

    Appleton, MN 56208




    Monday: 10:00-5:00

    Tuesday: 10:00-7:00

    Wednesday: 10:00-7:00

    Thursday: 10:00-7:00

    Friday: 10:00-5:00

    Saturday: 10:00-2:00

    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, Jan 26 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday, Apr 27 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday, Jul 27 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday, Oct 26 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

    eBooks on OverDrive

    Audiobooks on OverDrive

    eMagazines on OverDrive

    Find us on Facebook

    KLQP radio-check out our Appleton Radio Show podcast or listen each week on Tuesdays at 4:15p.m.: click on the link below.

    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? .

    City of Appleton and Chamber: click on the link below.

    Appleton Area Health Services: click on the link below.

    Lac qui parle valley school district: click on the link below.

    Swift County: click on the link below.

    Swift County Historical Society: click on the link below.

    Prairie 5 Headstart: click on the link below.

    Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc