Kids & Families


In-person events canceled. Keep reading for Virtual Library Program details.

Library transit service has partially resumed, running three days a week with a 96 hour quarentine period. The request button has been added back to InfoSoup and you can request up to ten items now! If you already have more than ten holds on your account, your holds will still remain on your account, however you just would not be eligable to place holds on additional materials until the number of holds goes under ten. The cart feature in InfoSoup is desgined for you to make lists of items you would like to request in the future. We cannot see the items you place in a cart, nor does the cart feature talk to our software. It is similar to the wish list feature in Overdrive/Libby. 

Please be aware that library materials are being quarentined for 96 hours. An overdue notice may be generated to you for things you recently returned. Please note that we are also closed on weekends in the summer, so our backlog near the end of the week and beginning of the week is higher. We do backdate items into our system and we are also a fine free facility. If more than a week has passed and you see an item still on your account that you returned, please give us a call. You will see this in notices until quarentine is no longer required:  **Please note: due to quarantine of materials, you may receive a notice for items you recently returned.**

Just need to run in to grab your holds, check out and go?! No need to make an appointment! If you don't plan to stay and browse, you can come as a walk-in anytime to just pick up your holds!

Kaukauna Public Library is happy to announce that brown bag lunches for food insecure families are here courtesy of the Holy Cross Irene Schouten Charity Fund! 

When: Monday through Friday

Where: Library Lobby

Time: Grab and go between 10a-1p

Details: Begins on 6/22/20. Lunches will be the same each day; pb&j sandwich with a fruit cup. Next day breakfast is included. Peanut-free option available by request. This program will run until grant funding runs out. Intended for food insecure families. Be aware that the Veterans Memorial Lift Bridge is closed, so please use the Island St. detour. No service 7/3, 8/7 & 8/14.

We continue to offer curbside pickup! Please call 766-6340 ext. 2 to book your appointment, or visit our calendar: http://kaukaunalibrary.evanced.info/signup to select your pickup time and submit your request.  If you want to know how complicated this simple process is and what to expect, please click on the document included in this post for all of the possible questions you might have about the service or to learn about things you never would have thought of!

How to find materials that you can request via Curbside Pickup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luvql0r01rI&feature=youtu.be

How to place a Curbside Pickup order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfO7qZcoevE

To effectively protect the general public and City staff from the spread of COVID-19, the City of Kaukauna will implement a mandatory face covering requirement, effective Wednesday, July 22nd, for all visitors and staff while inside any City of Kaukauna buildings/facilities. These guidelines are an important component of the City of Kaukauna’s overall COVID-19 risk mitigation and response efforts. Visitors entering a City owned building or indoor facility:

• Face coverings are required before entering.
• Face coverings must simultaneously cover the nose and mouth entirely.
• If you do not have a face covering, one will be available at the door.
• Please wear your face covering at all times while inside a City-owned building/facility.
• Exemptions include:
o Children under the age of five (5).
o Those advised by a medical professional not to wear a face covering because of personal health issues.
o Those who have difficulty breathing or are incapacitated.

• City buildings/indoor facilities include the following:
o Municipal Services Building
o Police Station
o Fire Station
o Streets, Parks, and Recreation (SPAR) Building
o Kaukauna Public Library
o 1000 Islands Nature Center
o Kaukauna Utilities
o Grignon Mansion

Any member of the public without a valid exemption who refuses to wear a face covering while inside a City-owned building/facility may be refused entrance or asked to leave the City building or other indoor City facility.
*Mask supplies are limited at City buildings/indoor facilities and may not be available at all times.

 

The Library will be closed Fridays 8/7 & 8/14 for mandatory staff training. Our library system has been using the same software for over a decade and that software is being replaced on 8/17 with something completely new to us. To give staff adequate learning time for this large change, all staff will be attending 16 hours of training on the new software. Changes you should be aware of:

InfoSoup will be unavailable starting at 7p on 8/14 until 8/17. 

Our new software is not able to migrate your existing pin number. Your new pin number will be your birthdate in six digits: month/date/last two of birth year.  You can change this, the only difference being that the new software only accepts numerical characters for pins. 

ECommerce (online fine/bill payment portal) through InfoSoup will be unavailable from 8/14 to 9/1. 

Beginning 5/27, the Library will be open by appointment only. Please call 766-6340 ext. 2 to book your appointment, or visit our calendar: http://kaukaunalibrary.evanced.info/signup to select your service option. We are offering library time for browsing or computer use, 1:1 computer help, and curbside service during this time. Walk in's are welcome if we have capacity. For more details, please read our full statement of service during this next phase of partial reopening attached below.

Phase III Statement

About the Summer Learning Program

From June 8 through August 14, read and complete activities to earn prizes (kids & teens) and enter to win a grand prize (all ages). Stop in and grab a paper reading log from our lobby, print off a brochure from home, or use our new virtual reading program, Beanstack.

Preregister now for our online reading program: https://kaukaunalibrary.beanstack.org/

What Is Beanstack? How do I sign up?

Beanstack is an online software that the Library will be using this summer to make summer reading easy, even if when you can't get to the library! Consider Beanstack a one-stop-shop for Summer Learning Program for everyone on your family.  Getting started is easy! Visit the Kaukauna Library Beanstack page or download the Beanstack Tracker app from Apple or Google Play. Once you're registered you can sign up for the programs in each person's age group (Beanstack calls them Challenges) Summer Learning Program registration is open now.  Starting on June 8 you can log in, select the person you want to log actvitiy for and record your completed reading and activities.  When you earn a badge (complete an activity) you'll be notified about what prize you won (kids and teens) and be prompted to enter for a Grand Prize Drawing (all ages). Visit the library to collect any prizes you won. 

Where will our library fish, Ghost, travel this summer? Follow their adventures around the City of Kaukauna and you could enter to win up to $100 in local gift certificates!

Follow Kaukauna Public Library on Facebook. Each Wednesday and Saturday we will post a picture clue to lead you to the Kaukauna business or location Ghost visited that day.  You can start any time! See the clues we've already shared in the Ghost's Summer Vacation album.

Between then and August 14, visit that location and look for the Word of the Week sign in the window (it's bright orange). Record the word you see! When you have collected at least 10 words (there will be 16 total) submit them to the Kaukauna Public Library by email, through FB messenger, or mail/drop them at the library. Or visit kaukaunalibrary.beanstack.org to record them online through our summer learning program app.

Ghost's Summer Vacation: Community Scavenger Hunt is sponsored by Kaukauna Utilities.

Step 1: Click on the calendar tab: http://kaukaunalibrary.evanced.info/signup

Step 2: Select the date/time and service you are looking for: choices are library visit, curbside pickup or 1:1 computer help.

Step 3: Click on that date and time and scroll down until you  see "View More."

Step 4: Click on "View More" and it will take you to the registration page. 

Notes: If you are just coming in to grab a hold and go, you can just walk in. If you want to browse or use computers, we highly recommend an appointment; we have started to hit capacity lately. Every person that you want to bring into the library needs an appointement. Summer Learning Program prizes and free books can also be requested through curbside.

This storytime is for pre walkers and is a lapsit.

Posted to Facebook Tuesdays at 10:30am. Watch on YouTube anytime.

Join Miss Rachel each week as she shares a virtual storytime perfect for prewalkers.  Recorded Bright Babies Storytime will be posted to the Library Facebook page and YouTube Channel each Tuesday at 10:30am.  Tune it then, or watch anytime. Find corresponding rhymes and song sheets for each week linked below.

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Miss Jody will host fun Family Storytime each week on Facebook Live. Join us for stories, songs, and musical movement for all ages! Follow our Facebook page to be notified when we go live each week at 10:30am. Watch it anytime after that by clicking the Videos tab from the Library Facebook page. Video will be available for one week, before being replaced with a new one.

Find corresponding rhymes and song sheets for each week linked below.

 

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:15pm

Let us read you a bedtime story! Library staff will share some of their favorite fairy tales every Thursday night on Facebook Live.  

 

Follow our Facebook page to be notified when we go live each week at 7:00pm. Watch it anytime after that by clicking the Videos tab from the Library Facebook page. Video will be available for one week, before being replaced with a new one.

 

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Join Miss Ashley on Facebook Live for a fun family storytime and craft! A new theme each month.  

Follow the library on Facebook to be notified when the video is live. It will be available on Facebook and YouTube any time after that.

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 9:15am
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:15am
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:15am

Join certified yoga instructor and KPL storyteller, Betsy, for 10 minutes of mindful movement and a story.  Designed for preschoolers and their caregiver, but can be enjoyed by anyone that needs a moment to be calm, get centered, and start their week in a happy place.

 

Mindful Movement Monday videos are shared on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Videos are posted to Facebook.  Follow the Library's Facebook page to be notified when they are live on Monday mornings.  Watch them anytime after that in the Videos tab of our Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Join Miss Rachel and her helper Lily each week as they share a virtual storytime, perfect for prewalkers. Recorded Bright Babies Storytime will be posted to the Library Facebook page and YouTube Channel each Tuesday at 10:30am. Tune it then, or watch anytime. Videos will be available for one week, before being replaced by a new one.

 

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

 

There will be no storytime November 24.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Miss Jody and Miss Sarah will host a special storytime through Facebook Live. This storytime is designed for one and two year olds, but can be enjoyed by the whole family! Follow our Facebook page to be notified when we go live each week at 10:30am. Watch it anytime after that by clicking the Videos tab from the Library Facebook page. Video will be available for one week, before being replaced with a new one.

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

There will be no storytime November 25.

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