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Kaukauna Public Library ♦ 207 Thilmany Rd. Suite 200 ♦ Kaukauna, WI 54130

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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library

Friends are advocates for libraries.  Friends’ membership fees, donations and fundraising efforts provide grants to the Library for programs, materials, technology, services and special projects.  Friends’ volunteerism allows Library staff to perform their duties with more attention.

What do Friends do?

Friends of the Library can hold office in the organization, assist & run book sales, fundraise, and volunteer.  As a volunteer, Friends would have the opportunity to adopt a shelf, help shelve, volunteer on local history projects, help with landscaping and assist with programming. 

To volunteer, please fill out this form

Friends meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 6:30p in the Board Room in February, May, August & November.

 

2019 Officers

President: Diana Driessen

Vice-President: Kathleen Bowman

Secretary/Treasurer: Al Borchardt

Correspondence: Angela Schneider

 

What are the Benefits of being a Friend?

Memberships provide an important service to the community and to an organization that has been at the heart of this City for over 100 years.

Members get to preview books sales early, pay half price on sale books year round, attend our annual Friends appreciation party, and receive Library newsletters.

How do I become a member?

To become a member, please fill out the brochure available at any Library service desk. A two year membership is $10, six year for $20 or a lifetime for $100. 

For more information, please email Angela at angelas@kaukauna-wi.org or call (920) 766-6340 EXT. 8.

How else can I help?

If you shop at Amazon.com, you can shop at Smile.Amazon.com and choose Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library as your charity. Each time you remember to type smile.amazon.com the library benefits for the total amount of your purchase! Visit https://smile.amazon.com to pick us as your charity!

Library Board

Regular meetings of the Kaukauna Public Library Board are held on the fourth Tuesday of the months of February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November and the second Tuesday in December.  The public is invited to attend the meetings.  A public participation form, available at the library, needs to be filled out by anyone wishing to address the Board during a meeting.

View Library Board meeting minutes

2020 Kaukauna Public Library Board:

  • Olivia Fischer - President
  • Mary Jo Kilgas - Vice President
  • Jane Vondracek - Financial Secretary
  • Anna Neumeier - Recording Secretary
  • Patrick Landreman
  • Joseph Lucas 
  • Carol Van Boxtel 
  • Kevin Hietpas
  • Diana Driessen

If you would like to contact a member of the Library Board you may:

Send a Letter

[Insert Board Member's Name]
c/o Kaukauna Public Library
207 Thilmany Rd. Suite 200
Kaukauna, WI 54130

Drop off a letter:

Drop off your letter in person at the library and it will be placed in the Board mailbox.

Send email

Send an e-mail with the Board member's name in the subject line to kaulib@kaukauna-wi.org

Library Card FAQ

How do I obtain a library card?

To obtain a library card, please ask for an application at the front desk. A driver's license (preferred) or other form of ID with your nameand current address on it must be shown at the time of application.  If you are new to the area and do not have current ID, talk to the librarian. Cards are usually able to be issued at the time you apply. The library requires that a parent or legal guardian must sign the application form in person for their children who are under the age of 16.  There is no charge to obtain a library card.

What if my library card is lost?

If your library card is lost, a new card will be issued to you. Your first replacement card is free. Subsequent new cards will cost $3.00.  Please notify us as soon as you realize that your card is lost so we can cancel it and prevent unauthorized use.

Who may apply for a library card?

If you live or work in or around Kaukauna we can issue a library card to you.  A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for children under the age of eighteen.

May I use my library card at other libraries?

Your library card may be used at any InfoSoup library.

Library Foundation

The Kaukauna Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that provides financial support for Library programs and operations. Their goal is to generate and invest funds that can be used to establish and develop new programs and services. A tax-deductible donation to the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation Inc. will gift both present and future generations of Library users. The Library Foundation is pivotal in maintaining a sound financial legacy for the future of the Library.

President- Trevor Frank

Vice President- Kay Abel

Secretary- Susan Hennes

Treasurer- John Brogan

Board of Directors- Diana Driessen, Grace Fuller, Tony Wieczorek, Allyson Watson, Patrick Landreman, and Beth Jasiak.

Library Hours

 

Winter Hours
Mon 9:00 - 8:00
Tue 9:00 - 8:00
Wed 9:00 - 8:00
Thu 9:00 - 8:00
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 9:00 - 1:00
Sun Closed
Summer Hours
Mon 9:00 - 8:00
Tue 9:00 - 8:00
Wed 9:00 - 8:00
Thu 9:00 - 8:00
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Library Services

  • Fiction & nonfiction materials for children, teens & adults
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Movies : DVDs & Blu-Ray
  • Music on CDs
  • E-books (download from Overdrive)
  • Audio books on CD & Playaways
  • Video games
  • Public Internet access computers
  • WiFi
  • Microfilm digital reader with printer
  • Photocopies (B/W & color)
  • Document laminating
  • FAX machine
  • Youth programming (babies through high school) & adult programming
  • Local history resources
  • Notary public (not available all day- please call ahead)
  • Homebound Book Delivery 
  • Proctoring
  • Little Free Pantry (We accept donations of non perishable foods and hygiene items year round to stock the pantry.)
  • Free Winter Clothing Rack (We accept donations of new and gently used winter gear including snowpants, boots, hats, mittens, coats, scarves.)

Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Kaukauna Public Library.  Our volunteer program hopes to provide you with pleasant opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to our library community.  Our volunteers help build public awareness of the services offered by the library and strengthen ties to the community we serve.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a Volunteer Application Packet.  Once we have your application packet, we will schedule an interview to see if we are the right fit for you!

Volunteer Login: Login to view your volunteer hours and update your information. 

 

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