About Us

A Fine Free Future is Here!

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! 

 

 

Fine Free FAQ

Directions

Kaukauna Public Library ♦ 207 Thilmany Rd. Suite 200 ♦ Kaukauna, WI 54130

View Larger Map

Library Board

Regular meetings of the Kaukauna Public Library Board are held on the fourth Tuesday of the months of February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November and the second Tuesday in December.  The public is invited to attend the meetings.  A public participation form, available at the library, needs to be filled out by anyone wishing to address the Board during a meeting.

View Library Board meeting minutes

2020 Kaukauna Public Library Board:

  • Olivia Fischer - President
  • Mary Jo Kilgas - Vice President
  • Jane Vondracek - Financial Secretary
  • Anna Neumeier - Recording Secretary
  • Patrick Landreman
  • Joseph Lucas 
  • Carol Van Boxtel 
  • Kevin Hietpas
  • Diana Driessen

If you would like to contact a member of the Library Board you may:

Send a Letter

[Insert Board Member's Name]
c/o Kaukauna Public Library
207 Thilmany Rd. Suite 200
Kaukauna, WI 54130

Drop off a letter:

Drop off your letter in person at the library and it will be placed in the Board mailbox.

Send email

Send an e-mail with the Board member's name in the subject line to kaulib@kaukauna-wi.org

Library Card FAQ

How do I obtain a library card?

To obtain a library card, please ask for an application at the front desk. A driver's license (preferred) or other form of ID with your nameand current address on it must be shown at the time of application.  If you are new to the area and do not have current ID, talk to the librarian. Cards are usually able to be issued at the time you apply. The library requires that a parent or legal guardian must sign the application form in person for their children who are under the age of 16.  There is no charge to obtain a library card.

What if my library card is lost?

If your library card is lost, a new card will be issued to you. Your first replacement card is free. Subsequent new cards will cost $3.00.  Please notify us as soon as you realize that your card is lost so we can cancel it and prevent unauthorized use.

Who may apply for a library card?

If you live or work in or around Kaukauna we can issue a library card to you.  A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for children under the age of eighteen.

May I use my library card at other libraries?

Your library card may be used at any InfoSoup library.

Library Closed 8/7 & 8/14

The Library will be closed Fridays 8/7 & 8/14 for mandatory staff training. Our library system has been using the same software for over a decade and that software is being replaced on 8/17 with something completely new to us. To give staff adequate learning time for this large change, all staff will be attending 16 hours of training on the new software. Changes you should be aware of:

InfoSoup will be unavailable starting at 7p on 8/14 until 8/17. 

Our new software is not able to migrate your existing pin number. Your new pin number will be your birthdate in six digits: month/date/last two of birth year.  You can change this, the only difference being that the new software only accepts numerical characters for pins. 

ECommerce (online fine/bill payment portal) through InfoSoup will be unavailable from 8/14 to 9/1. 

Library Foundation

The Kaukauna Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that provides financial support for Library programs and operations. Their goal is to generate and invest funds that can be used to establish and develop new programs and services. A tax-deductible donation to the Kaukauna Public Library Foundation Inc. will gift both present and future generations of Library users. The Library Foundation is pivotal in maintaining a sound financial legacy for the future of the Library.

President- Trevor Frank

Vice President- Kay Abel

Secretary- Susan Hennes

Treasurer- John Brogan

Board of Directors- Diana Driessen, Grace Fuller, Tony Wieczorek, Allyson Watson, Patrick Landreman, and Beth Jasiak.

Library Hours

 

Winter Hours
Mon 9:00 - 8:00
Tue 9:00 - 8:00
Wed 9:00 - 8:00
Thu 9:00 - 8:00
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 9:00 - 1:00
Sun Closed
Summer Hours
Mon 9:00 - 8:00
Tue 9:00 - 8:00
Wed 9:00 - 8:00
Thu 9:00 - 8:00
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Library Services

  • Fiction & nonfiction materials for children, teens & adults
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Movies : DVDs & Blu-Ray
  • Music on CDs
  • E-books (download from Overdrive)
  • Audio books on CD & Playaways
  • Video games
  • Public Internet access computers
  • WiFi
  • Microfilm digital reader with printer
  • Photocopies (B/W & color)
  • Document laminating
  • FAX machine
  • Youth programming (babies through high school) & adult programming
  • Local history resources
  • Notary public (not available all day- please call ahead)
  • Homebound Book Delivery 
  • Proctoring
  • Little Free Pantry (We accept donations of non perishable foods and hygiene items year round to stock the pantry.)
  • Free Winter Clothing Rack (We accept donations of new and gently used winter gear including snowpants, boots, hats, mittens, coats, scarves.)

Visitors Face Covering Requirement Effective 7/22/20

To effectively protect the general public and City staff from the spread of COVID-19, the City of Kaukauna will implement a mandatory face covering requirement, effective Wednesday, July 22nd, for all visitors and staff while inside any City of Kaukauna buildings/facilities. These guidelines are an important component of the City of Kaukauna’s overall COVID-19 risk mitigation and response efforts. Visitors entering a City owned building or indoor facility:

• Face coverings are required before entering.
• Face coverings must simultaneously cover the nose and mouth entirely.
• If you do not have a face covering, one will be available at the door.
• Please wear your face covering at all times while inside a City-owned building/facility.
• Exemptions include:
o Children under the age of five (5).
o Those advised by a medical professional not to wear a face covering because of personal health issues.
o Those who have difficulty breathing or are incapacitated.

• City buildings/indoor facilities include the following:
o Municipal Services Building
o Police Station
o Fire Station
o Streets, Parks, and Recreation (SPAR) Building
o Kaukauna Public Library
o 1000 Islands Nature Center
o Kaukauna Utilities
o Grignon Mansion

Any member of the public without a valid exemption who refuses to wear a face covering while inside a City-owned building/facility may be refused entrance or asked to leave the City building or other indoor City facility.
*Mask supplies are limited at City buildings/indoor facilities and may not be available at all times.

 

Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Kaukauna Public Library.  Our volunteer program hopes to provide you with pleasant opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to our library community.  Our volunteers help build public awareness of the services offered by the library and strengthen ties to the community we serve.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a Volunteer Application Packet.  Once we have your application packet, we will schedule an interview to see if we are the right fit for you!

Volunteer Login: Login to view your volunteer hours and update your information. 

 

Volunteer Documents: