Appleton City Public Library, serving an area of 1,320 residents, has a collection of 26,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 40 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $500. Patrons make 7,800 visits annually, and check out materials 9,600 times. Eighteen percent of all check-outs are children's materials.