Kids & Families

Starting January 1, 2020 the Kaukauna Public Library will be fine free!!! This means no more ten cent per item, per day charges! Stop in and we will wipe your fines as long as you are a Kaukauna card holding patron! While this does not apply to billed items, the Library wants you to have an account in good standing. If you have old billed items but are scared to bring them in because of the late fines, bring them in now and we will clear your account! Have billed items on your account and still can't find them? Please come in- we want to work with you to get your account in good standing! We are really nice- promise! 

 

 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is for pre walkers and is a lapsit. Held weekly, January 21 through April 21, in conference room ABC. 

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storytime is for one year olds! Held weekly, January 22 through April 22, in conference room ABC. 

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is for two year olds! Held weekly, January 22 through April 22, in conference room ABC. 

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storytime is best for ages 3-5. Held weekly, January 23 through April 23, in conference room ABC. 

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In conjunction with Homeschool Art Around the World, students will learn about important figures and mythological creatures from every corner of the globe. Registration for both classes is not mandatory but encouraged, as they will complement each other.

Registration required and begins January 3, 2020 with classes starting on 1/24. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). 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.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 2/7 or 4/10.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Homeschoolers come in for a weekly art lesson will focus on one part of the world each week.

This homeschool art class is sure to enhance your current arts curriculum. Each week we will journey to a new place and experience hands on activities that will offer students a chance to put their own spin on art from around the world. After getting a brief glimpse into each country we will we will create our own work of art inspired by that style. This class is best for students first grade and up with parents present.

Registration required and begins January 3, 2020 with classes starting on 1/24. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). 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.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 2/7 or 4/10.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Come for a Harry Potter Family trivia! Fun for all ages. Play as a team or individuals. Bring your own device (tablet, phone etc.) and download the Kahoot App to play. Assistance will be available if you need help getting it on your device. Let’s test our knowledge to see who knows the most about Harry Potter! A few iPads will be available if you do not have your own device.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for our all new family storytime as we explore stories and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) together. Each monthly program will feature one fiction and one nonfiction book. After our storytime families are invited to stay to play and learn together as they make a craft and practice their STEAM skills.

Designed for children ages 3-6 with a caregiver, but siblings are always welcome.  Program offered one Tuesday at 6:00p and one Saturday at 10:00a each month. No registration required.

Together we will explore:

February 11 & 15 : Color & Chemistry

March 17 & 21: Robots

April 14 & 18: Buildings

May 12 & 16: Bridges

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Come play with us! Each month, we will have a different theme and activities. We will have different sensory, skill, and play stations for your child to explore! Parents will interact with their little ones at each station at their own pace while meeting other parents and little friends! Come join in the parent and toddler fun!

Registration is required starting 2 weeks before each program. This program is designed for kids ages 1-3. Siblings are welcomed but will have to be registered to play. Held in Conference ABC.

February 14 Theme:  One Wonderful You            Registration Begins: January 31

Let’s learn about what makes us similar and different from one another. We will be looking at activities about the senses, our bodies, and what makes you, well, wonderful you!

March 13 Theme:      Oh the Places You'll Go with Dr. Seuss     Registration Begins: February 28
April 10 Theme:         Spring Fling                        Registration Begins: March 27
May 8 Theme:           Let's Go to the Zoo             Registration Begins: April 24

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for our all new family storytime as we explore stories and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) together. Each monthly program will feature one fiction and one nonfiction book. After our storytime families are invited to stay to play and learn together as they make a craft and practice their STEAM skills.

Designed for children ages 3-6 with a caregiver, but siblings are always welcome.  Program offered one Tuesday at 6:00p and one Saturday at 10:00a each month. No registration required.

Together we will explore:

February 11 & 15 : Color & Chemistry

March 17 & 21: Robots

April 14 & 18: Buildings

May 12 & 16: Bridges

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 9:00am to 7:45pm

Drop in between 9:00a and 7:45p to make a craft in the Childrens area. We'll also have a table of supplies out that you can create your own unique work of art.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Please join us as we learn and explore the history and unique landscape of this amazing Wisconsin State Park!

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Held in Conference Room ABC. 

Registration required and begins 2/4. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

January 21 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Frances Hamerstrom. Registration begins 1/7.

February 18 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Apostle Islands. Registration begins 2/4.

March 17 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Edwin Way Teal. Registration begins 3/3.

April 21 - Get to Know Our State Parks: Pattison State Park. Registration begins 4/7.

May 19 - Get to Know a Naturalist: Roy Chapman Andrews. Registration begins 5/5.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

This 30 minute musical storytime is perfect for your preschooler. Enjoy stories set to music, play musical instruments, and more!

Registration is required for each child ages 3-5 attending. Registration begins on the date listed for each class:

January 22 - registration begins January 8

February 19 - registration begins February 5

April 22 - registration begins April 8

May 20 - registration begins May 6

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us one Thursday of each month for Lego Lab.  Each month we will feature a different building activity.  Each activity will include a brief presentation on the featured construction tied to STEM.  Themes may include: patterns, inventions, bridges, robots, homes, animals and more!  For students in grades K-5.  October class meets in Youth Services area. All other days meet in Conference ABC.

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 12
  • April 16
  • May 28
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

 

Let's sweat at the library! Family Fitness Friday is once a month fitness class where you can bring your kids along! No need to worry about daycare. Bring your strollers, your kids, some water, and your workout attire to the library. Workout in a kid friendly environment with other parents. Toys will be available for babies and toddlers. Taught by a Fitness Prenatal and Postpartum and Barre Above Certified Instructor. All fitness levels welcomed! No registration required. Held in Conference Room ABC.

January 17 - HIIT Class (Interval Training Workout)
February 28 - Barre Class
March 20 - HIIT Class (Interval Training Workout)
April 17  - Barre Class

Please note that Kaukauna Public Library staff may photograph and record programs and events for library publicity and promotional purposes. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed or recorded will be respected, but must tell a staff member or presenter that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded at the time of the event.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Leapin’ lizards, it’s Leap Day!  We will celebrate this once every four years day with leaping and silly stories, songs, dances, and a craft! Getting an extra day in the year is something to leap about!  All ages are welcomed!

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join officers from the Kaukauna Police Department and K9 dog Rocko for a special night at the library!

Starting at 5:30, create Rocko-inspired crafts, practice your skills on an obstacle course, and have time to purchase a toy to support the Police Department's K9 Program. At 6:15, join Rocko, Officer Meyer, and other members of the Department for storytime. This will include books, dancing, a demonstration by Rocko, and information about what the K9 Program does in our community. Stories and activities are perfect for preschool and early school age kids, but everyone is welcome to participate.

Activities will be held in Youth Services area. 6:15 storytime will be in Conference Room ABC.

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