Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Century of Storytimes @ the Appleton Public Library

Appleton Public Library celebrates 100 years of children's story time. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 10/19/2011)

Excerpt: Misselt said she and her staff discovered the history of story time as they were digging through archives earlier this year.

“We went through all of our archives and a lot of articles from (The Appleton Evening Crescent) and some from the Milwaukee Sentinel, and we sort of uncovered a history of the development of our department, (which) didn't start until 1924,” Misselt explained. “(But we learned) November of 1911 was the very first story time they ever had at the Appleton Public Library. This story time predates the actual development of the children’s department.

“It’s significant for the history of the city of Appleton — and certainly for the Appleton Public Library — because it’s the genesis of the children’s department. We’re part of something that’s really been cool and great for children and great for the community. We’re going to celebrate this.

History of the Appleton Public Library, 1897-1997.
History of APL:  "I Remember" Scrapbook.

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