Saturday, September 20, 2014

Latest Book Revenue Figures (January-May 2013 vs. January-May 2014)

AAP Reports eBook Sales Up in the First Part of 2014. (Digital Reader, 9/19/2014)

American Association of Publishers
The 1,200 US publishers who supply data to the AAP reported that their collected revenues reached $2.6 billion in the first 5 months of the year, up 3.9% from $2.55 billion last year.

Other ebook/book sales/reading-related posts:
Is this the future of e-books?  (8/27/2014)
Who's reading ebooks (by household income). (7/20/2014)
Ebook digital subscription services: Is it a bjargain? (7/20/2014)
Which is what you would have predicted after reading "In So Many Words" in March 1997.  (5/28/2014)
Amazon delivers the "Lesley Gore" ultimatum.  (4/25/2014)
The boom is over for ebooks.  (4/2/2014)
Ebooks and the hype of emerging technology: Have we finally reached the slope of enlightenment?  (3/11/2014) 
Pew Research report on e-reading.  (1/16/2014)
Book sales update as of October 2013.  (1/10/2014)
The 24-hour news recycle: Mein Kampf edition.  (1/7/2014) 
Peering into the reader's mind.  (12/25/2013)
Booksellers hope print is on shoppers' gift lists.  (12/20/2013)
Survey sez: News of the death of print is greatly exaggerated.  (12/9/2013)
Not a Good Year on the Ebook Front for Barnes & Noble.  (11/29/2013)
Tell me again about ebooks ruling the publishing world.  (11/27/2013)
Other ebook market trendspotting confirms latest BISG report .  (11/1/2013)
Book Industry Study Group: "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" (Volume 4, 2013).  (11/1/2013)
Word of the day:  accretive.  (10/21/2013)
Survey sez: 72% of U.S. adults have read at least 1 book during the past 12 months.  (10/8/2013)
For years, many people asked the wrong question about ebooks and print books.  (10/6/2013) 
Ebook Flash Sales Grab Consumers' Attention.  (5/27/2013) 
BookStats 2013: It's not all about ebooks.  (5/15/2013)
Staying ahead of the learning curve.  (4/9/2013)
"Books are dead yet," sez Salon.  (3/21/2013)
Ebooks and the hype of emerging technology.  (1/8/2013)
Based on this column graph, print books are not likely to go away anytime soon.  (1/2/2013)
Printed books still lead ebooks by a significant margin.  (12/28/2012)
Ebook market pauses to take a breath.  (12/25/2012)
Year-to-date book revenues:  Jan-Jul 2011 and Jan-Jul 2012.  (11/1/2012)
Libraries get screwed when it comes to price of and access to ebooks.  (9/10/2012)
Millennials lead the fewer bookstores?  (8/22/2012)
Ebooks sliding down the peak of inflated expectations.  (8/18/2012)
Adult hardcover book sales hold their own, paperbacks sales drop in 1st quarter of 2012.  (6/17/2012)
Library ebook circulation skyrockets @ the Greendale Public Library and throughout Wisconsin.  (5/29/2012)
In so many words:  Libraries will have a place at the table. (4/30/2012)
3M Cloud Library ebook lending service goes beta at select libraries.  (4/28/2012)
Pew Research:  The rise of e-reading, summarized. (4/5/2012)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution attempts to get a handle on the ebook era.  (4/2/2012)
And I quote from "Bringing Up an E-Reader".  (3/29/2012)
The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board weighs in on ebooks and libraries. (3/19/2012)
Carl Zimmer responds to Franzen.  (1/31/2012)
It's only Monday but this is still the best ebook headline of the week.  (1/20/2012)
Jonathan Franzen has something to say about ebooks.  (1/30/2012)
As they have been doing all along, libraries adapt to technology.  (1/29/2012)
Floating an Idea: The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory's Library License.  (1/17/2012) 
Getting in line @ your library for ebooks.  (1/15/2012)
The Post-Christmas ebook sales surge. (1/10/2012)
Honey, we've been 'trying' it.  For years.  (12/25/2011)
Chris Bohjalian on our totemic connection to books.  (12/20/2011)
Hold that bricks-and-mortar bookstore obituary.  (12/13/2011)
Your local public library: The greenest option of all in the ebooks vs. print books debate.  (12/11/2011)
Go directly to Amazon, do not pass library.  (11/3/2011)
Ebooks in U.S. public libraries.  (10/22/2011)
How ebook buyers discover books.  (9/27/2011)
Cookbooks make the transition to digital publishing.  (9/27/2011)
Redefining what an ebook is and who gets to publish it. (9/19/2011)
The L.A.Times on ebooks: An Amazon tablet, push into interactivity. (9/16/2011)
The Economist:  "Great digital expectations".  (9/16/2011)
Lev Grossman presents a short history of the reading device..  (9/6/2011)
Speaking of gadgets, here's the latest iteration of ebooks.  (8/25/2011)
Sounds like another digital divide in the making.  (7/30/2011)
Libraries and ebooks:  Any book, not any time soon.  (6/1/2011)
On the distinction between the book reader and the book owner.  (5/10/2011)
Demand for ebooks grows exponentially in Wisconsin.  (5/2/2011)
Struggling to find an ebook common agenda between libraries and publishers.  (4/5/2011)
Ebooks and libraries:  "The challenges just keep piling up".  (3/28/2011)
Publishers Weekly tracks ebook sales.  (3/18/2011)
Word is getting out:  Ebooks @ your library.  (3/18/2011)
Ebooks continue to gain market share.  (3/17/2011)
Publishers look to bottom line in formulating ebook policies for libraries. (3/15/2011)
News stories on HarperCollins ebook decision go mainstream.  (3/5/2011)
9 years of book sales:  trade and ebook.  (2/17/2011)
Will ebook readers be wooed by Barbara Cartland?  (2/12/2011)
The impact of ebooks on libraries.  (2/11/2011)
OverDrive news release: Library eBook circs up 200% in '10. (1/10/2011)
Mashable: 5 ebook trends that will change the future of publishing. (12/29/2010)
Christmas 2010 the tipping point for ebooks?  (12/24/2010)
Ereader as brown paper bag.  (12/9/2010)
The ebook reader compatibility surprise.  (12/3/2010)
Ereader ownership:  Survey says....  (11/30/2010)
David Carnoy asks, "Does the Kindle pay for itself?" (11/29/2010)
Need to repair that ebook reader?  (11/19/2010)
Who uses an ereader:  Survey says....  (9/22/2010)
Book industry wrestles with print vs. pixels.  (9/2/2010)
Coming soon to a screen near you:  Ads in ebooks.  (8/20/2010)
Ebooks now comprise 8.5% of book sales. (8/12/2010)
Genre paperback publishers drops print.  (8/6/2010)
Ebooks and libraries.  (5/4/2010)
Ebooks eliminate a free form of advertising:  the book jacket.  (3/31/2010)
Ebooks: another round of false promises?  (3/19/2010)
The skinny on ebooks.  (3/8/2010)
Hardcover vs. ebook:  Breaking down the costs.  (3/1/2010)

Speaking of Plagiarism....

According to Jay Stampen, Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at University of Wisconsin-Madison, we're not being represented.
"The implication is that legislators are serving ALEC more than the people of the state.  The people aren't the source of the ideas that are going into the state. It is super lobbyists like ALEC."

Related article:
Scott Walker, GOP Slip ALEC Education Agenda Into Wisconsin Budget.  (The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, 5/23/2013)

Other ALEC posts:
Just what the Wisconsin legislature needs:  Another ALEC disciple.  (8/7/2014)
Missouri voters enshrine ALEC's "Right to Farm" idea within its state constitution.  (8/6/2014) 
Welcome to Todd Grayson's Alice-in-Wonderland world.  (7/19/2014) 
I'd like to suggest some alternate wording, please: Cross out "Legislative committees are", insert "The American Legislative Exchange Council is".  (4/16/2014)
Meet Chris Kapenga, R-Waterboy, representing the grate state of ALEC.  (2/18/2014)
Sen. Paul Farrow throws a hissy fit (which is transcribed in this news release).  (2/7/2014)
Also known Aas the American Legislative Exchange Council's Super-Majority Act.  (12/24/2013)
Robin Vos believes in selective transparency of the kind advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (12/24/2013)
Background on the National Conference of State Legislatures for Leah.  (12/12/2013)
ALEC transparency?  Up to a point.  (12/12/2013)
From ALEC to Andre to us: Rep. Jacque (R-DePere) whittles model bill down to the basics.  (9/1/2013)
NRA/ALEC "Docs and Glocks" law finally makes its way to Wisconsin.  (6/18/2013)
Robin Vos, "an ALEC Wisconsin Foot Soldier" (SourceWatch).  (6/13/2013)
Pat McCrory Cain't Say "No" to ALEC.. (6/10/2013)
ALEC'd to Death: Wisconsin Republicans Continues to Depend on the Koch Brothers' Playbook. (6/7/2013)
ALEC's State Budget Reform Toolkit: "Asset Sale and Lease Opportunities".  (6/6/2013)
Selling State Properties? It's in the ALEC Playbook.  (5/22/2013)
More cookie-cutter legislation from ALEC.  (4/7/2013)
The New York Times Provides an overview of school choice without mentioning ALEC's orchestration.  (3/28/2013)
Selling state properties:  It's in the ALEC toolkit.  (2/17/2013)
Performance funding: They love this stuff at the Lumina Foundation and ALEC. (11/19/2012)
Splashy full-page ad for a movie few want to see.  (9/30/2012)
AT&;T, ALEC have their way with South Carolina legislature.  (7/2/2012)
What the Koch Brothers left under Scott Walker's 2010 Christmas tree.  (6/19/2012)“
….really, what ALEC is, is a bipartisan association of state legislators….” (Wisconsin State Senate version, 4/10/2012)“

Daniel Otterbein (1941-2014) Warren High School Class of 1959

Warren Players
1959 Dragon yearbook

Daniel's activities include:   
Assembly Program 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Choristers 3; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Evening of Plays 3, 4; Football 2; German Club  3, 4; Hi-Y 2; Junior Play Cast 3; Senior Play Cast 4; Wrestling 2, 3.

Also on the page
Patricia Joanna "Jenny" O'Hara, the class of 1959's "Best Actress", has 133 mostly TV credits on her resume.  She also has a number of Broadway credits, including the lead in the original version of the musical "Promises Promises", co-starring with Jerry Orbach.
"Daniel" has never gone out of fashion.

One of the biggest songs of the year, "Personality" was in the top 10 when the class of '59 graduated.

Wisconsin Fall Election Preview: Assembly District 30

A Democrat and a Libertarian challenge a Republican incumbent.

Dean Knudson, Republican incumbent

Darrel Laumann, Democratic challenger
Laurie Kroeger, Libertarian challenger

30th Assembly District

Public libraries in the 30th Assembly District
Hazel Mackin Community Library, Roberts
Hudson Area Library
River Falls Public Library

Academic library
Chalmer Davee Library, UW-River Falls

Related posts and notes:

1st Senate District  (9/6/2014)
2nd Senate District.  7-term Republican Rob Cowles (Green Bay) is not up for re-election this year.   Cowles also served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1987.
3rd Senate District:  3-term Democrat Tim Carpenter (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
4th Senate District.  Three-term Democrat Lena Taylor (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.
5th Senate District (9/8/2014)
6th Senate District.  Freshman Democrat Nikiya Harris Dodd (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.
  • 16th Assembly District.  11-term Democrat Leon Young (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
  • 17th Assembly District (sorry, somehow got lost in the shuffle; need to re-do)
  • 18th Assembly District.  Freshman Democrat Evan Goyke (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
 7th Senate District.  (9/9/2014)
8th Senate District.  6-term Republican Alberta Darling (River Hills) is not up for re-election this year.   Darling also served 2 1/2 years in the Assembly (May 1990-January 1993)
9th Senate District.  (9/15/2014)
10th Senate District.  4-term Republican Sheila Harsdorf (River Falls) is not up for re-election this year.  Harsdorf also served 12 years in the Assembly (1989-2001)

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Message from WMC President Kurt Bauer (Part 2)

Tech leaders get little help from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.  (Ishtmus, 9/18/2014)

As quoted in the article.

Related posts:
Part 1.  (9/19/2014)

A Message from WMC President Kurt Bauer (Part 1)

Tech leaders get little help from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.  (Ishtmus, 9/18/2014)

As quoted in the article.

All four of the lobbyists in the [following] video indeed once worked as aides to Republican legislators.  (A quote from WMC lobbyists "very excited' about GOP budget, Capital Times, 6/24/2013)

Road Work: The New NY Bridge

Skeleton of Tappan Zee Bridge's Successor Begins to Surface in the Hudson.  (The New York Times, 9/18/2014)

Taking shape.
The Erector Set-like skeleton of the first of 86 pairs of columns that will support the twin-spanned bridge rises 40 feet in the air near the Westchester side, waiting to be entombed in concrete that will be poured from an inventive floating concrete plant.
The New NY Bridge

Construction cameras


Other Road Work posts:
Verona Road interchange.  (9/15/2014)
Animated flyover of Zoo Interchange.  (9/13/2014)
Take a trip across the new St. Croix River Bridge.  (9/13/2014)

Grown Accumstomed to Its Facade

Photo by Retiring Guy

Changes nearing completion on facelift of iconic Madison building.  (WKOW, 7/9/2009)

The hazards of glass buildings.
The 1972 design by Chicago-based architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill didn't dictate the recent changes on the Pinckney Street structure. The energy bills did.
Part of the problem with the old sloping glass walls was that they could turn part of the building into a greenhouse. There were stories that bank workers in the first-floor lobby would have to shield themselves with cardboard or umbrellas just to stay cool.

Coming Soon: Another Chapter in The Towering Isthmus Saga?

149 East Wilson Street. Madison, Wisconsin.


In answer to the question in the title, there is a plan

14 stories
127 apartments
1st floor retail
What will the neighbors say?

Marina Condominiums (opened in 2005)
137 East Wilson Street
(Unit 810, 2126 sq.ft. available for $725,000)

"We're not taking this lying down," ie., fightin' words to that effect

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
Blue Velvet.  (9/10/2014)
The New Edgewater Hotel gets ready for its fireworks celebration.  (9/10/2014) 
Among the first wave of towers on the Isthmus.  (9/9/2014)
For those of you who haven't stood at the intersection of West Gilman and State Street in Madison Wisconsin lately.  (9/9/2014)
A tree grows on West Gilman Street.  (9/9/2014) 
Nobly or otherwise, this is no longer the question.  (9/8/2014) 
Deconstruction complete at 17, 19, 25 North Webster and 201 East Mifflin Streets.  (9/7/2014)
The towering isthmus (left to right).  (8/27/2014)
9 more stories to go.  (7/25/2014)
The Towering Isthmus (and the 3 cranes): For folks who can afford the view.  (7/22/2014) 
That Was Then, This is Now: The 400 Block of West Gilman.  (7/18/2014)
The towers of Porta Bella.  (7/18/2014)
New housing rising.  (5/8/2014)
Cranes over Porta Bella.  (4/22/2014)

The Power of Suggestion

Not living on Planet Earth.

Rick (a.k.a. Richard) Chandler, a likely kinda guy, is a big Republican donor. 

The Legislative Reference Bureau follows orders.

 Is anyone else paying attention?  (Alberta and John think we're dumber than rocks.)

Other budget shortfall posts:
Governors Sam Brownback and Scott Walker use the same playbook.  (9/16/2014) 
You don't have to inhale deeply to catch a whiff of Wisconsin here.  (9/15/2014)
Yes, projected budget shortfall nearly tripled in less than 4 months.  (9/14/2014) 
Remember that day in March?  (9/11/2014)
The Beloit Daily News editorial board supposes.  (9/11/2014)
State Senator Paul Farrow responds to Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo with snarly campaign rhetoric.  (9/9/2014)
Robin Vos and Sheila Harsdorf Are "Putting Taxpayers First".  (9/8/2014)
When is a "Statement on Legislative Fiscal Bureau Memo" a Republican campaign commercial.  (9/8/2014)
Projected Wisconsin budget shortfall deja vu.  (9/8/2014)
Joint Committee on Finance co-chair cites the need to manage the taxpayers' money well (in 2012).  (9/8/2014)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

No Apology Here

Arizona Republican Official Resigns After Remarks About Medicaid Recipients.  (The New York Times, 9/15/2014)

Just sayin' what he believes.  (As reported by the Phoenix New Times five days earlier, 9/10/2014.  And be sure to look at the photo of the four old white men that accompanies the article.)
"You put me in charge of Medicaid," Pearce told one caller, "the first thing I'd do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job." 
"I know there's people out there [who] need help, and my heart goes out to them, too," he explained that same evening. "But you know what? That should never be a government role. That's a role for family, church, and community."

From Pearce's statement of resignation.

Apologies and otherwise: 
Graduation day, a time for errors of omission.  (9/17/2014)
Another lame, by-the-numbers excuse.  (9/16/2014)

Separation of Church and State

Photo by Retiring Guy

ACLU.  Blog of RightsChurch and State.

In the News: Wisconsin Voter ID Law and Absentee Ballots

The following brief report seems to be lacking information.

City sending out absentee ballots and Voter ID letters Thursday. (CBS58, 9/176/2014)

800 to 900 absentees voters is 10% to 11.25% of the total.  Most?
Milwaukee has around 8,000 absentee voters, but most of them do not need to provide an ID.
According to the city's election commission, 800 to 900 absentee voters are known as "regular absentee voters," meaning that they do need to provide an ID.

And the others?

Perhaps they are residents of a care facility.

The revised GAB-122 Standard Absentee Ballot Certificate 

In  addition, confidential voters are exempt from the Voter ID requirement. 

Related posts:
Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders cry like a baby.  (9/17/2014)
Reality sandwiched between two slices of Leah Vukmir white bread.  (9/15/2014)
Scott Walker on Voter ID: It's going just according to plan.  (8/2/2014)
Meet Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack, who authored majority opinions in voter ID cases.  (8/1/2014)
So as a result, you want your government to make it harder for you to vote?
The cat's got Fitzgerald's tongue.  (5/14/2014)
I can see how these pie graphs from a 2005 report might have informed the discussion for voter ID proponents.  (5/11/2014)
Rand Paul wants to have it both ways on voter ID....and does a sloppy tap dance in the process.   (5/10/2014)
I can see how one of these facts might inform the discussion for voter ID proponents.  (5/6/2014)
When it comes to diversity, all they want to do is talk.  (5/4/2014)
We're still awaiting a statement from Governor Walker.  (4/29/2014)
Voter suppression: Rep. Tom Larson uses the City of Milwaukee as the bogeyman.  (3/31/2014)
Sen. Mary Lazich shows her true colors.  (3/18/2014)
Wisconsin headline? No, the Ohio legislature also approved model voter suppression legislation from ALEC.  (3/14/2014) 
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming: Republicans can't even give lip service to their "principles".  (2/14/2014)
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald sez "no" to 40 of his Assembly colleagues.  (12/30/2013)
Your Wisconsin Republican Assembly hard at work promoting Governor Walker's jobs agenda (and GOP principles).  (11/15/2013)
Mary Lazich: Caught in the act of undermining confidence in the voting process.  (11/4/2013) 
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement asks a question about voter ID laws.  (11/28/2012)
Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) still drinking the Kool-Aid.  (11/12/2012)
Tennessee Supreme Court gives Memphis Public Library cards a thumbs up for voter ID.  (11/4/2012)
Tennessee Court of Appeals ruling pisses off Republicans.  (10/27/2012)
Early voting begins today (Monday, October 22) in Wisconsin.  (10/22/2012)
Judge finds at least one aspect of Tennessee voter ID law "nonsensical".  (8/1/2012)
Judge to weigh in on library cards in Memphis voter ID skirmish.  (7/30/2012)
Library card/voter ID fray in Memphis.  (7/10/2012)
I'd be careful making any long-term Voter ID assessments based on the February 21 primary election turnout.  (2/26/2012)
Hope you signed at least one recall petition, Ruthelle.  (12/5/2011)
True, but why not share a couple of examples with us, Deborah.  (11/11/2011)
Hoping that other state newspapers have similar local news to share.  (10/29/2011)
Walker sez "We're broke" but GAB could spend $600,000 on voter ID public education plan.  (10/12/2011)
ACLU of Wisconsin denounces photo ID policy reversal.  (10/7/2011)
Voter ID:  "A solution without a problem".  (9/25/2011)
Wisconsin State Bar's Civil Rights Section requests AG Holder to monitor Voter ID Bill.  (9/1/2011)
What's the matter with Wisconsin?  (7/27/2011)
Wisconsin Legislative Council information memorandum.  (7/15/2011)
Appleton Alderman Wants Pushback on State Voter ID Bill.  (2/7/2011)

Related reading:
New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States. (The New York Times, 3/29/2014)
ALEC Exposed:  Democracy, Voter Rights, and Federal Power.  (Center for Media and Democracy, 9/28/2012)
Right-Wing Operatives Take Up ALEC's Voter Suppression Agenda.  (Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, 4/19/2012)
Voter Suppression 101.  (Center for American Progress. 4/4/2012)

In the News: Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage: 2013 (U.S. Census Bureau Report)

Poverty rising among Wisconsin single mothers, Census Bureau reports.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

The number of single-mother households with children under age 18 living in poverty is a red flag, and an indicator of broader societal issues the state faces, said Magda Peck, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health.
"This report is yet another prod for us to ask: 'What we are doing to create the conditions for all of Wisconsin's women and families to live well?'" Peck said Wednesday. 
"Poverty is a known significant driver of poor health, compromised educational opportunities and diminished human potential, especially for women and their children."
Women are often paid less for equal work, have less access to higher paying jobs, and are more likely to bear the costs of raising their children, Peck said.
"We also know that women of color and those who reside in cities like Milwaukee experience even higher burdens," she said.

Do You Know the Way?

Photo by Retiring Guy

Art project near Capitol Square lands at new crossroads. (Capital Times, 10/21/2013)

But the vision in 2011 for a towering, $100,000 sculpture on Capitol Square that would move in the wind has been replaced with a more modest work: a forest of street signs clustered on existing poles around a concrete stage just west of the children’s museum, each bearing a word or phrase

Consultant Presents Fundraising Report to Appleton Public Library Board

$7M in private fundraising expected for library. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 9/17/2014)

Tapping into the Fox Cities strong philanthropic culture.
A Friends of Appleton Public Library consultant from Minnesota told the city's library board that in-person meetings with 28 people indicated the contribution target.
"Unilaterally, the library is viewed as a highly valued asset of the community," said Karen Rose, a consultant with St. Paul-based Library Strategies. "A surprise was that most of the people we interviewed regularly use the library. In many communities donors have the civic perspective, but not the personal tie."
The consultant sent private meeting invitations to 78 targeted donors and asked about their range of giving.

Related posts:
Half of respondents to unscientific poll consider themselves cheapskates.  (9/18/2014)
$42 (million) new library project may raise taxes but not much, sez Appleton Post-Crescent.  (9/16/2014) 
The tug-of-war continues.  (9/10/2014)
Not sure how "fast track" can be used to describe a 6+ year new library planning process.  (9/7/2014)
The Appleton Public Library and eminent domain.  (9/1/2014)
The new Appleton Public Library's "pre-funding schematic".  (8/26/2014) 
Appleton council member challenges her colleagues to "Do your job"  (8/18/2014)
Site selected for new Appleton Public Library.  (4/16/2014)
Post-Crescent interview with Appleton Public Library Director Colleen Rortvedt.  (4/9/2014)
Consultants recommend 3 sites for new downtown Appleton Public Library.   (3/19/2014)
Appleton Public Library hires Godfrey's Associates to gather data and public input on future of library.  (8/19/2012)
Appleton Public Library Colleen Rortvedt interviews on Post-Crescent's newsmakers.  (4/19/2012)
Community conversations about the Appleton Public Library.  (4/18/2012)
"Quirky" Geenan favors new Appleton library over downtown exhibition center.  (2/14/2012)
Post-Crescent editorial board agrees with decision to wait on library building project.  (7/18/2011)
Appleton Public Library Director Colleen Rortvedt provides context to Post-Crescent article on library expansion.  (7/7/2011)
New library placed on indefinite hold.  (7/6/2011)
On the need for a new library.  (2/4/2011)
Director responds to 'frequently observed misconceptions'. (12/4/2009)
Readers weigh in on new library. (11/9/2009)
Mayor provides his perspective on library planning process.  (10/7/2009)
Post-Crescent supports next step in library facilities planning process.  (10/6/2009)
Financing options for Appleton's library project.  (10/6/2009)
Potential sites for new library under discussion.  (10/4/2009)
Membership of capital facilities committee for library project approved.  (8/7/2009)
Terry Dawson's discusses Appleton library building project.  (7/16/2009)
Library building project update.  (6/18/2009)
Appleton's library planning escapes budget cuts.  (11/13/2008)
Post-Crescent endorses library design study.  (11/11/2008)
Study:  New library should be built downtown.  (7/10/2008)