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.

The Kaukauna Public Library offers four summer reading programs: preschool (ages 0-4), school-age (grades K-5), teen (grade 6-12) and adult, which run from June 12th-August 14th. Youth receive reading logs with weekly activities that promote reading, writing, art, math and science. Completed activities earn prizes and entries into drawings.  Registration for youth programs is no longer necessary and reading logs can be picked up at the Library starting May 22nd.  Grand prize drawings for youth that finish the program include a giant stuff animal (preschool), stunt marble maze set (school-age) and an Arduino robot (teen).  Registration for the adult reading program begins on May 22nd.  Adults simply write down what they read (books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines) on drawing slips for entry into weekly prize drawings and the grand prize drawing for an Amazon Tap.

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Help us save the environement with a naturalist from 1,000 Islands!  Come learn about pollinators and create something to help out mother nature. In partnership with 1,000 Islands Environemental Center. This program is intended for preschoolers age 2-5, siblings welcome.  Meets in the Conference Room.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am

Join us for a storytime for ages 0-4.  We will share stories, sing songs and participate in musical movement.  No class 7/5/17. Meets in the Conference Room.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for a storytime specifically desgined especially for prewalkers. Prewalkers only, but siblings are always welcome. We will share stories, tickle, rhyme, and sing with baby.  After storytime, we will have a short 15 minute social play time. Meets in Conference Room.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us during the break at the Kaukauna Municipal Pool for a special craft activity!  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a short evening storytime with lengthy creative play after. For ages 0-4. Meets in the Conference Room.

  

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us in making a funny face on a planter and planting some grass seed to make crazy hair!  Supplies will be out until 2:30p.  Intended for school age children, but siblings are welcome. Meets in the Conference Room.

Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

Registration Dates:

  • June date registration begins June 8
  • July date registration begins July 13
  • August date registration begins August 10th
Fourth Thursday of the Month at 4:00pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

Registration Dates:

  • June date registration begins June 8
  • July date registration begins July 13
  • August date registration begins August 10th
Upcoming
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join us for a drop-in craft activity all day on Mondays in the summer (no art project on 7/3/17). Take the project home or work on it at the Library! The art activity will be located in the youth services area of the Library.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Join us as we sing songs from our favorite Disney songs from popular movies! A short craft activity will follow. Dress up for the program is encouraged. The program is geared toward preschool age children, but younger school age children and siblings are welcome to attend. Meets in the Conference Room.

Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for outdoor movies!  Activities for families begin at 7:00p and movies start at sunset (estimated times below).  Bring blankets for the hill or lawn chairs for the parking lot, space courtesy of Stadtmueller and Associates. Outside food and drink are welcome, but Carnival Time will be there for all your popcorn, soda/water and cotton candy needs! Ghost Town Fitness will be providing fun active activities before the movie. Movie equipment provided by All Phase Satilite & Service. Music by Appleton Rock School featuring Parker Collar. Balloons courtesy of Mikey Air. Sorry, but pets, alcohol, smoking and sidewalk chalk are not welcome at this event. No vendors/sales allowed on Grand KaKalin property during the event without the express permission of the Library. 

July 10 Sing (PG; 1 hour 48 minutes) Estimated sunset is 8:38p  Join us for a petting zoo at 7p!

July 24 Finding Dory (PG; 1 hour 37 minutes) Estimated sunset 8:27p Join us for some bubble fun at 7p! 

August 7 The Secret Life of Pets (PG; 1 hour 27 minutes) Estimated sunset 8:11p Join us in meeting some therapy dogs at 7p!

August 21 Trolls (PG; 1 hour 32 minutes) Estimated sunset 7:50p Costume contest, so wear your troll-wear!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come and make an old fashioned spinner toy!  Supplies will be out until 2:30p.  This program is geared toward school-age children, however siblings are welcome. Meets in the Conference Room. 

Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.

Second Thursday of the month at 6:30p

Come "hack" apart AV equipment, electronics, and appliances to see what's inside! For 4th grade and up. Meets in the Conference Room.

Upcoming
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Drop in to make a Perler bead project.  Supplies will be out until 2:30p.  Intended for school-age children.  Program will meet in the Conference Room.

Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come try out our new Nintendo Switch.  For school-age children.  Program held in the Conference Room.

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