Appleton Public Library

Appleton Public Library

The Appleton Public Library is located downtown Appleton and a couple blocks from College Avenue. The most well know family-friendly features of this library are the reading train and the beautiful green space but here are some other fun things you may not have known. There are also other nearby fun places including The Building for Kids (Appleton’s Children’s Museum) and Crazy Sweet (candy and ice cream shop).

Appleton Public Library

225 N Oneida St, Appleton, Wisconsin
(920) 832-6173

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Library Hours

School Year Hours
Monday after Labor Day – Friday before Memorial Day

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm –  5 pm

Summer Hours
Saturday before Memorial Day – Labor Day

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Children’s Section Age Focus

Birth – 8 years in the picture book section
5-12 years in the chapter books and readers sections

Features for Children

  • Large sit in train for play and reading
  • Puppet stage and puppets
  • Play stations
  • Lego wall
  • Poetry wall
  • iPads with games
  • Puzzles
  • Area for school-aged kids
  • Toys located near checkouts
  • Comfort room for nursing mothers or those needing a quiet space
  • Large solarium with walking paths located in the lower level

Children Autonomy Policies

Under 8 must be with a caregiver
8 and up not requiring supervision can use the library independently.

TIP: The adult fiction is located on the same floor as the children’s section, non-fiction is upstairs.

Nontraditional Items Available for Checkout

  • Launch Pads with educational games loaded by subject and age
  • Video games for a variety of consoles

System-Wide Digitial Resources

These are available to all cardholders:

  • Ancestry – Broad genealogy collection including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records (In Library Only)
  • Hoopla – ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music (Online and App)
  • Mango Languages – Step by step lesson plans to learn many different languages. (Online and App)
  • Tumble Books – Animated, talking picture books for kids. (Online and App)

Appleton Specific Digital Resources

  • One Play Video Game App – has over 1,000 games
  • ArtistWorks – music instruction
  • Comics Plus – e-comics


Metered with 2-3 hour limits and are $.75/hour from 9 am – 6 pm. Remember to bring change, or you can use the Parking Passport App. Pre-paid Parking Cards are available for purchase here.

TIP: Parking Meters are FREE on Sundays, holidays and after 6 pm.

Appleton Public Library

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