Kids & Families


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

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! The American Library Association and libraries across the country are helping community members sign up for new library cards and welcoming back former patrons to update cards they haven’t used in a while.

Appleton, Kaukauna, Kimberly, and Little Chute libraries unite the four communities in this effort! Businesses across the Fox Cities have special offers that people can access by presenting their Infosoup library card. Join us in celebrating all of the ways libraries impact your community! Visit this incredible list of participating businesses to learn more about their offers and thank them for supporting your local library! 

 We are inviting community members to use social media to tell us how libraries impact their lives, sharing what they access with their library card. We know Libraries Build Creativity, Inspiration, Business and so much more! What do Libraries Build for you? Use this hashtag to be entered in a drawing. #librariesbuildfoxcities

 



ACOCA Coffee 10% off purchase
Angels Forever Windows of Light 10% off purchase
Appleton Beer Factory $1 off first beer
Author's Kitchen and Bar 10% off order
Baker's Outlet $2.00 off of $20.00
Bazil's Pub Free fries w/purchase of sandwich
Beatnik Betty's 20% off one regular priced item
Bowl Ninety-One 15% off order
Casting On 10% off regular priced purchase
Electric CIty Lanes 2 free games of bowling for each person that shows their own library card (not including shoe rental)
Fika Tea Bar 10% off purchase
Frio Mexican Treats 20% off ONLY on THURSDAY
GhostTown Fitness Free trial and no enrollment fee for prospective new members; free bottle of water for existing members
Gingerootz 10% off purchase
Gnome Games 15% off any new game
Kathy Weigman Photogrphy Complimentary print with a family or senior portrait session. $65 value
Landreman's Family Restaurant 10% off
Lillians of Appleton 20% off one full price item
Lindner Ace Hardware in Little Chute 10% off total bill, some
exclusions apply, see store for details
Mai's Deli 10% off
McFleshman's Brewing Company $1.00 off a pint
Mom and Pop's Bakery $1.00 off $10 purchase or 10% discount
Mondo Wine Bar 10% off purchase
Party and Print $5 off of a $25 purchase. But it is not good on handmade crafts from our local artisans.
Relish and Roots $10 off a sample week for 2 servings, and $20 off a sample week for 4 servings
Reynebeau Floral 10% off purchase
Rye $2.00 off a total lunch billl (required minimum spend $15)
Smith's Pharmacy 10% OTC products (with some limitations)
Tanners Bar & Grill 10% off your food order
The Fire 20% on all pottery, mosaic & glass
The Flower Mill 10% off purchase
The Recyclist BOGO Drinks or Ice Cream, 10% off in-stock item in bike shop
Trigger Action Sports 1/2 off their lane rental
UNO Pizzeria & Grill 10% off dine-in with card
Vanderloop Shoes 10% off any purchase
Wildfire Coffee 15% off order; Kaukauna & Kimberly locations

 

 

 

 

The library remains open for browsing and computer use. No appointment necessary. We are open with a reduced capacity.  Please check in at the front desk when you arrive and limit the length of your visit.  Face masks are required to enter the library.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am

Kelly with share a storytime perfect for your preschoolers.  Listen, sing, and rhyme along with them at home to build skills to get them ready for school. Follow our Facebook page to be notified when we go live each week at 9:30am. 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. No storytime 10/15 or 11/26.

 

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

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Students will learn about hidden figures and forgotten events in American history, digging up the deeper stories behind pottery, painting and architecture. Held in conjunction with Homeschool Art 101, registration for both classes is not mandatory but encouraged, as they will complement each other.

This class is intended for grades first and up. Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

To Register: A parent should register with their contact information. Complete the questions to tell us how many children in your family will participate.  Sign up online through the calendar or by calling the library at 766-6340x2 after August 26.

Classes will be hosted on Zoom each week during the designated time.  Families will be sent an email each Friday morning with the link to that day's class. 

Class runs 9/18-12/4. Please note that there will be no class on 9/25 or 11/27.

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Hooray! An art class all about the basics!  Join us as we are inspired by American art and architecture to learn the Elements of Art. We will cover line, shape, color, space, value, and texture. As we gain confidence in artistic skills, students will accumulate charts, vocabulary definitions, along with beautiful finished works to be archived in their own art journal portfolio.   Offered in conjunction with History for Homeschoolers, registration for both classes is not mandatory but encouraged, as they will complement each other.

This class is intended for grades first and up. Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

 

To Register: A parent should register with their contact information. Complete the questions to tell us how many children in your family will participate.  Sign up online through the calendar or by calling the library at 766-6340x2 after August 26.

 

Classes will be hosted on Zoom each week during the designated time.  Families will be sent an email each Friday morning with the link to that day's class. The Library will provide one supply kit per family upon registration. Please use that kit as a guide to purchase supplemental materials needed for each additional student in your home.  The instructor will contact each family after registration has been confirmed.

Class runs 9/18-12/4. Please note that there will be no class on 9/25 or 11/27.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 20, 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, October 7, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 21, 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.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, December 12, 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, October 12, 2020 (All day)
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (All day)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (All day)

The Fox Cities Book Festival returns October 12-18, 2020.  This year's Festival has gone virtual.  Meet authors, view panels, and interact with events from the comfort of your home or office.  For author event announcements and more details, visit Fox Cities Book Festival online .

 

The Kaukauna Public Library will be the host of virtual events on Thursday, October 15 and Saturday, October 17.

Friday, October 23, 2020 (All day)
Friday, November 20, 2020 (All day)
Friday, December 18, 2020 (All day)

Ready to have fun at home, with some help from your friendly library staff?  Register for a Parent & Toddler Time: At Home Edition play kit.  You can also choose to have a librarian select 2-3 books that fit this monthly theme to be checked out on the library card in the registration form. Each month features a new theme and activities that build fine and gross motor skills, explore colors, shapes, sound, and imaginative play.

Kits are limits.  Request one per household only, please.  To sign up starting two weeks before event, register online through our calendar OR call the library at 766-6340 x2.

Pick up your kit starting one week before the event.  On the event date visit the Toddler Time Playlist on YouTube. Rachel will be sharing fun songs for you to do with your little one, then explain all of the activities in your kit.  

 

 

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Enjoy a new story each month as you stroll through the trails at 1000 Islands Environmental Center. Read pages from the story on stands along the path.  When you're finished, take a simple craft project to complete at home. Story will be available from 9:00a to 3:00p on each of the days listed below. Drop in anytime to start your storybook walk.

  • September 25 - Title TBD
  • October 30 - Title TBD
  • November 20 - Title TBD
  • December 11 - Title TBD

Can't make it out to the walk? Tune in to the Library's Facebook Live and YouTube at 6:00 that evening for a special story time with Stephanie from 1000 Islands! She'll read you the featured story and share information and artifacts from inside 1000 Islands that relate to the story.     Follow the Kaukauna Public Library on Facebook to be notified when the video is posted.  Watch anytime after that from the Videos tab on our Facebook page.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Make some music during our virtual Rhythm & Rhymes Musical Storytime with Betsy on Facebook Live. A 30 minute storytime perfect for your preschooler and the whole family. Enjoy stories set to music, learn to make music using things you have at home, and more!

 Follow our Facebook page to be notified when we go live at 1:30p on  November16. Watch it anytime after that by clicking the Videos tab from the Library Facebook page.  

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