Building Project Fund
The new Kaukauna Public Library is located in the historic Eagle Mill, built originally and in continual service since 1872. Stadtmeuller & Associates has renovated the mill, a company known for their sustainable redevelopment and building solutions that foster neighborhood revitalization. The new leased Library comprises the entire second floor of the mill (an area of approximately 24,700 sq. feet), the first floor is open leasable commercial tenant space and the third floor is leased by a private business. The new Library is a part of the Grand Kakalin project, which includes new commercial development, a walking trail and other commercial possibilities.
Features of the new library include: ADA compliant, community conference room, children's collection & play area, young adult collection and computer room, adult fiction and nonfiction areas, quaint indoor and outdoor reading areas, computer stations with updated technology, private study rooms, art display space, more parking, nursing room and panoramic views overlooking the river.
The Library moved into it's new space in February and opened doors on February 29th, 2016 . Although the Library is open and operational, there are always additional projects that need funding to be completed. The Library is currently in the planning stages of the Interactive Children's Learning Garden, which will be a space outside of the building for outdoor natural interactive learning. Specialized aspects of the space include: a butterfly garden, reading and writing space, outdoor music activities for youth, youth gardening and an amphitheater. Landscape architecht firm Ken Saiki Designs is currently working on architectural plans for the space and more information regarding the garden will be available soon. The Library is seeking donations to help create the space. Donations can be made to the Library with a note that the funds are to go towards the reading garden.
Sponsorship and donor opportunities are available! Sponsors will be recognized with a tree plaque (Founder $50,000 or greater, Partner $25,000-$49,999, & Benefactor- $10,000-$24,999), Donors will be recognized with an acorn plaque (Diamond $5,000-$9,999 & Platinum $2,500-$4,999), Contributers will be recognized with a leaf on the giving tree (Gold Leaf $1,000-$2,499, Silver Leaf $500-$999 & Bronze Leaf $250-$499) and Patrons will be recognized with their name on the patron plaque ($100-$249). Kaukauna Public Library Foundation Pledge forms are available at the Library. Please make checks payable to "Kaukauna Public Library Building Project."
Join us in supporting this community project! For more information or to pledge, stop by the Library or contact Library Director, Tony Wieczorek at (920) 766-6340 or pledge online with a credit or debit card through PayPal on the main webpage.
Donations are tax deductible.
Kaukauna Public Library Foundation
The goal of the Kaukauna Public Library Endowment Fund is to accumulate and preserve capital to generate a pool of interest-producing funds.
The investment of the funds of the Endowment Fund is governed by Wisconsin law. Monies are invested in local financial institutions and with the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, Inc. The funds are controlled by the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation.
To make a donation, make a check payable to the "Kaukauna Public Library Endowment Fund" accompanied by a note designating the name of the party to be memorialized or honored and the name of the donor.
Donations are tax deductible.
Memorial Book Program
The Memorial Book Program may be used by persons wishing to designate a book in the Kaukauna Public Library collection "in memory of" or "in honor of" a loved one, a family member, an associate or an organization.
With a minimum donation of $20.00, a memorial bookplate noting the name of the person memorialized (and the donor) will be inserted in the front cover of one book in the library collection. Donors may choose a specific subject and the department in which they wish to have this memorial. If a donor does not specify a subject the Library staff will select a book.
All donors will receive an acknowledgement of their gift which will also note the tile of the book and a copy of the bookplate. If a donor provides a contact person the library will notify the contact person of the donation, the title of the book and a copy of the bookplate.
Memorial books will not be exempt from normal Library collection management practices. If a memorial book is damaged or contains dated information, the book may be removed from the collection.
To purchase a Memorial Book make a $20.00 check payable to the "Kaukauna Library Memorial Book Program" accompanied by a note designating the name of the party to be memorialized or honored and the name of the donor. Please specify the subject area and if the book should be an adult or children's book. Please include the name and address of the person to be notified of the donation.