Appleton Public Library



Winter Reading Program for Adults!


Our program runs through March 31st, 2015.

Please turn in your book by this date

and pick up your prizes.


for another successful Winter Reading Program!


Coffee, Cookies, & Chat Book Club-

March pick:

Join us on March 30th

at 5p.m. to discuss


by Danielle Steel

Story time at the Appleton Public Library

National Library Week......

Friends of the

Appleton Public Library-

Friends of the

Appleton Public

Library meet on

Monday, April 13th

at 5p.m. Please

join us!

Card Making 101

Straw Bale Gardening Event

Tech Time

LEGO club

1000 Books Before Kindergarten                    

 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

Upcoming Events

Friday, Apr 3 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday Apr 12 - Saturday Apr 18
Monday, Apr 13 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 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

eMagazines on Zinio

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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

Countryside public health