Library patrons happy with facility


Appleton officials plan to increase lifelong learning
If you\'re a lifelong learner, the Appleton Public Library has a book on you.

The \"book\" is a plan that charts a course for library service for the next five years. Chances are you, a neighbor or someone else you know had a hand in preparing it, as nearly 1,500 people gave their views through in-library surveys, focus groups and interviews.The library plans to undertake a small remodeling on the first floor, moving the public service desk closer to the front door, placing the video, audio tape and compact disc collections to a more visible area and instituting some other changes.

The rearrangement stemmed from chats with focus groups.

\"When you work with the public they often tell you what they want, and we really try to listen,\" Wiltzius said. \"We want them to be satisfied, not only with the products we give them, but the whole concept of this being a pleasant place to be and visit. Sometimes it\'s just a little thing like taking books that are on the bottom shelf and moving them up a shelf so people don\'t have to bend over.\"