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.

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
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join aspiring screenwriter and independent filmmaker Anthony Huben in a short film workshop this summer! Anthony is working a short film and will talk about his experience as well as how one can write, direct, and create their own short-story ideas from early stages to the final cut. This program is best for adults and students interested in storytelling, filmmaking, and art. No cost or registration necessary.  Sessions will focus on different aspects of filmmaking; July 27: Structure, August 3: Dialogue, August 10 Perspective, August 17: Action, August 24: Location & August 31: Mystery Vs. Confusion.

Anthony Huben recently graduated from UW-Fox Valley, and he received several academic awards, including Outstanding Academic Service to the Department of English and a Liberal Arts Essay Competition Winner, while writing short stories, poems, and films.


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!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Teens in grades five and up can join us for pizza while working on prose or creative writing.  Each session will focus on a different topic and pizza will be provided to participants.  Meets in the Board Room.

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.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Come and make a fun balloon shooter.  When you finish, try out your skills in our obstacle course which involves a bit of target practice.  Teens only please.  Program held in Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Debra Leea Glasheen is a Kaukauna native who now resides in St. Francis, Wisconsin.  Leea packs a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from Carroll University and a Master's Degree in creative writing from Mount Mary University. She taught middle and high school in the Appleton Area School District, and she has recently been published in The Moon Magazine, The Writer's Tribe Review, Latchkey Tales, Alternate Hilarities, Synaesthesia Magazine, When Women Awake, and Splickety Love. Please visit her and order copies of her newly-released dystopian novel at debraleeaglasheen.com.

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