A commissioned study released Thursday by the Library Board and City of Appleton proposes a new 138,000-square-foot library facility be constructed in the downtown area, replacing the existing Appleton Public Library.
In its final report, Durrant architects and Himmel & Wilson consultants, told the Appleton Public Library Board of Trustees that based on results of their extensive library facilities study, the new facility is needed.
Executive summary and final report are found here.
History of the Appleton Public Library is found here.
The Appleton Public Library still operated out of the building shown above when I moved to Wisconsin in 1978. The current facility opened in 1981.