Appleton Public Library: Project Progress

After years of planning and anticipation, construction on the new Appleton Public Library has finally begun. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2024. The new state-of-the-art facility that will serve the community and the surrounding Fox Valley area. Boldt is proud to be a construction partner for this long-awaited project. Save this page and follow along for project updates from the Boldt team.

March 19th, 2024

Topping Off Ceromony

We celebrated the placement of the last beam on the Public Library project. The topping off ceremony marks a milestone in bringing this project to completion. See news coverage and photos of the event below.


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January 5th, 2024

Updated Rendering Photos

To see all photos and learn more about the project please visit our project profile on the Appleton Public Library.

November 2nd, 2023


The well-loved atrium has been demolished, with demolition continuing on the north and east sides of the existing building. Additionally, space is being opened between levels below skylights along with 3-story stairs and bridge at the old entrance.

Progress Highlights

  • FRP has been installed and top coat of paint completed.
  • Abatement work to remove caulk on ductwork was completed.
  • The atrium has been demoed.
  • Continuing Upper-Level demolition of CMU walls and mechanical rooms.
  • Continuing with demolition of fa├žade on North side and finishing demolition on the East side.
  • Began excavating work for footings and foundations for building addition.
  • Layout and demolition of concrete in Lower Level for electrical and plumbing began.
  • Demolition is taking place for openings between levels below skylights along with 3-story stairs and bridge at old entrance.

September 6th, 2023


Demolition is well underway. The lower-level ceiling and walls are gone. On the ground floor, the ceiling, lights and most walls have been removed. Finally, the second-floor ceiling tiles, lights, and aluminum storefront frames were also removed. Sustainable construction is fundamental at Boldt, with waste management being part of the standard construction services. On this project Restore will repurpose paper product dispensers, soap dispensers, etc. Some items will be removed and reused by the City’s Facilities Department or where needed. For example, brick and concrete will be crushed for road base material.

July 25th, 2023

GroundBreaking CerEMONY

With hundreds in attendance, the Appleton Public Library celebrated a historic milestone for this extraordinary project.

About The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company (Boldt) is a leading professional construction services firm with customers across the United States and is a subsidiary of The Boldt Group. Founded in 1889, Boldt is a fourth-generation family and employee-owned firm headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Boldt is recognized as a pioneer in Lean construction and in the industrialized construction space. Boldt operates 18 offices across the U.S. that serve customers in healthcare, power, industrial, education, automotive and commercial markets.