Appleton Public Library has been and continues to be an important part of Connie Roop's personal and professional life. Connie is an author of over 100 children's books co-authored with her husband Peter. She taught science in Appleton for 34 years. Connie served as vice-president of Friends of Appleton Library Board and completed her two-year presidency of Friends in June 2021. Connie looks forward to her remaining three years on the Friends Board as the Appleton community commits to a 21st century library.