Kids & Families

Grab an early literacy calendar each month, do three activities each week, bring your calendar back at the end of the month and get a prize for doing the activities.  Monthly calendars will be available starting January 1st, 2014 at the Youth Services Desk.

On August 31st, the Kaukauna Public Library was notified that it received requested grant funds from Best Buy for the Hour of Code program. According to Best Buy Community Relations, “Technology know-how is crucial for young people preparing to enter the job market for the first time. We open the door to opportunity with technology training and tools that transform underserved teens from consumers to creators – a new generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and dreamers.”

The Library requested grant funds for the purchase of additional iPads and tablets for the new Hour of Code program the Library is offering to students. The Hour of Code program is a perfect fit for the Best Buy Community Grants Program, which “ignites teen potential through technology” because the program focuses on learning new technology including coding, robotics, animation, and game design. 

Hour of Code runs at the Library during the school year on the first Thursday of the month, running 10/5, 11/2 & 12/7 this year from 6:30-7:30p. Participants in grades three and up can expect to work on different projects during the program including coding with Osmos, robotics including Ozobots, learning animation and app building and more! Best Buy is “committed to giving underserved youth hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be successful in school and in their future careers.” As such, this new partnership gives the Library funding necessary to continue to have access to the technology required to help teach patrons of all ages about the importance of technological literacy.

Help your young child be a reading star and sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.  It's never too early to start reading!  This free program runs year round, so you can read at your own pace.  Children receive a prize for each 100 books you share together!  Sign up for the program at the Youth Services desk.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale.  Items range between 25 cents and $1.00 and benefit the Friends. Donations greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Coming to the new Fox Communities Exhibition Center opening in 2017, We Are Here is a installation by artist Rob Neilson intended to showcase the faces of the Fox Cities. Over the coming months, they will be traveling throughout the Fox Cities, coming to local events to photograph the faces of our communities. We are looking for people willing to showcase the diversity of the community. Kaukauna residents will have the opportunity to participate in the project on November 22nd between 9a-12p at the Library. For more information on the project, please visit: https://www.weareherefoxcities.com/

Rob Neilson is the Frederick R. Layton Distinguished Professor of Art and Associate Professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Born and raised in Detroit, he received a BFA in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. A professional artist since earning his MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob has exhibited his sculpture, installations, and drawings at galleries, museums, and alternative spaces nationally and internationally.​

Neilson has created public art commissions throughout the United States, including projects in California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 2006 Rob completed a 6-month residency at the Kohler Arts/Industry program where he fabricated 54 iron castings for a public art project commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority.​

Equal parts artist and educator, Rob has been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Virginia Tech University and Longwood University (Virginia), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Millikin University (Illinois) and California State University.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Come make a fun fall inspired craft!  A craft for older and younger hands will be available all day.  Craft is located in the youth section of the Library. Crafts differ from previous fall craft days.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale. Fill a bag for just $1 today! Donations greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A special lapsit program for babies not yet walking.  Siblings welcome. Meets in Conference AB.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a Nature Journaling class packed with writing, science and art projects! This class is for the whole family, however at least one child needs to be school-aged to participate. Some of our fall topics this year include ants and bees all the way to trees! Since this class builds upon itself with multi-week long projects, participants that miss more than three classes in the first semester will be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in. Please be aware that this class meets at the Library some weeks and at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center on others. Please bring a sketchbook to class for each child participating.

Registration for this class has closed as the maximum number of participants has been reached. We will be taking a few names for our wait list.

This class meets for the entire year, the first semester running 9/12-12/19 with a short winter break, class resuming again in January, dates to be released.

Class Schedule:

9/12, 9/19 & 9/26 class meets at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center. Starting 10/3 class will begin meeting at the Library and then switch to 1,000 Islands every other week. Library days are 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28 & 12/12. No class at either site on 11/21.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am

A storytime just for one year olds with play!  Siblings welcome. Meets in Conference ABC.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A storytime just for two year olds with play! Siblings welcome. Meets in Conference ABC.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Come make a keychain out of perler beads!  This project is intended for school-age children as the beads are very small.  Project will be held in Conference ABC.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:15am

A storytime for three to five year olds with a craft activity after! Siblings welcome.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This semester will focus comparing and contrasting the Ancient Viking and Egyptian cultures and societies. Class will include a 20 minute lecture followed by a fun craft or activity. This class is intended for school-age children, but siblings are welcome. Participants that miss more than three classes in the first semester will be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in as our curriculumn builds upon itself. This class meets for the entire year, the first semester running 9/12-12/19 with a short winter break, class resuming again in January, dates to be released.  Registration is required; class is full and registration has ceased for this class.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Give the Library a gift! The Library will have displays of books for you to purchase in honor/memory of loved ones to go in our Library collections for our community to check out. We will have a wide range of items (prices range from $5.99-$35) which will be nameplated in front of you to go into the collection. Enjoy refreshments and a looping presentation in the Conference Room during your visit. All items purchased for the Library that day are subject to regular collection management policy. Event courtesy of The Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library.  This event is open to anyone that loves to support their local Library!

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, legos and Ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room.   

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Come make a fun winter inspired craft!  A craft for older and younger hands will be available all day.  Craft is located in the youth section of the Library.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come make some fabulous upcycled holiday crafts and gifts using recycled materials. Event being held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.* 

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