Food for Fines runs May1-31! One non-perishable (non-expired) can or boxed items equals $1 of Library fines (not billed/lost/damaged items). Donated food items will be used to stock our brand new Little Free Pantry! Overflow food will be brought to our local food pantry. A max of 10 can/box items per account please.

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

If you are new to painting, this class is for you! Alex, our instructor, will provide all materials plus a live demo of a painting for you to follow along. Registration required (adults only) and runs 6/12-6/19. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Meets in the Conference Room.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join local author, Gavin Schmitt, as he explores the life of Dr. Tanner. Who was Dr. H. B. Tanner? Why did we name a school in his honor? In this presentation, learn about the growth that Tanner brought to the city, to the school district, to the transportation infrastructure and more. Few other figures in Kaukauna's history loom as large, and we will bring this complicated, controversial and complex man into the spotlight.  After the presentation, take a look at some of the Local History Rooms documents we have here on Dr. Tanner or purchase a copy of Gavin's book Kaukauna.  Program will be held in the Conference ABC. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Friends of the Library monthly meeting.  You do not need to be a Friend to attend the meeting!  Interested individuals are encouraged to attend meetings to see how this organization supports the Library.  The group meets in the Board Room (exception- the March 9th the meeting will be in conference room C). 

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Participants are encouraged to bring projects, both completed and those you are working on finishing to share. Together we can share creative ideas, learn various forms of crafts and meet new people with a common interest in fiber arts. On occassion, presentations from artisans on specific fiber arts will be planned. Fiber art topics include, but are not limited to: quilting, spinning, rug hooking, sewing, knitting, and crochet. Meets in the Conference Room.  

Meets the 2nd Monday of the Month from 2pm - 3:30pm

Memory Cafes are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected.  It's a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in.  We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous weath wealth of experience among participants to be shared.  A program sponsored and held by the Fox Valley Memory Project. Meets in the Conference Room.



Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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.  Sorry, but pets are not welcome at the event.       

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!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Author: Mitch Albom

In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

It's never too early to prepare for the holidays!  Create a vintage style basket from up-cycled greeting cards. Supplies will be included, however if there are special holiday cards you would want to include in your keepsake/gift, please bring them along. Registration required and runs 7/3-7/10.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program held in Conference ABC.   

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join local historian and genealogist Tom Duescher in learning introductory genealogy research skills.  After the presentation, Tom will help interested participants search on in the computer lab. Program will be held in the Conference Room.

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 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

It's never too early to prepare for the holidays!  Learn how to construct a beaded snowflake that can be displayed on your tree or window pane.  All supplies will be provided.  Registration required and runs 7/10-7/17. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Meets in the Conference Room.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a fun painting party where kids are welcome! Adults encouraged, but an adult/school-age child pair is welcome to come work together on a piece of art. Registration required and runs 7/24-7/31. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Meets in the Conference Room.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Do you enjoy watching the birds in your yard?  Would you like to have more of them in your yard without having to purchase additional bird seed?  Then attend this presentation and learn what you can do to provide more habitat for the birds using native plants. Birdscaping is fun, rewarding and oh! so beautiful. Program will be held in Conference Room ABC.

Presenter Donna VanBuecken was charter president of FVAC and continues to serve as Dig Coordinator for FVAC and Outagamie County Dig Chair.  Donna has a construction background and is a long time gardening enthusiast. She has been a member of Wild Ones since 1986 and recently retired as the first Executive Director for national Wild Ones. She and her husband John watch over a small 1/3 acre restored prairie in their backyard and a restored woodland in their side yard. They feel privileged to have mature Burr Oaks and Shagbark Hickories as part of their landscaping.  Donna and her brothers also own an 80-acre cedar swamp in the Town of Seneca that they use for hunting and meditating.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come and help the Library create art for the Interactive Learning Garden outside!  This two part workshop will teach you how to make fun mosaics for the outdoors.  Although all the supplies will be provided, mosaics made in this workshop will be kept in our Interactive Learning Garden as art pieces. This workshop builds upon itself, taking place on 8/17 and 8/24 at 11:00a. Registrants must be in attendance at both events to register as parts of the project must be dried after the first class. This workshop involves physical activity and may include longer periods of standing, being outside, the ability to sit on the ground and lift.  Registration required and runs 8/1-8/8.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).  Class will meet outside for the workshop unless the weather is poor.  Rain option for program is Conference Room ABC.

Did you know that the Library has meeting rooms available for booking? 

The meeting rooms at the Kaukauna Public Library are available for use by community groups for presentations of informational, recreational, or educational programs. There is no fee to use the rooms, you need only register ahead of time.

To book a meeting room, either fill out the form HERE or call the Library at 920-766-6340 and ask for James

To be eligable for the homebound service, you must be a resident of Kaukauna.  "Homebound" is defined as being generally confined to the residence/facility either temporarily due to illness or accident, or permanently, due to age, disability or mobility problems.  Once a need for this service is established, the Library will pair the individual in need with a Library volunteer.  To begin the process of receiving this service, please click on the attachment titled: Homebound Patron Packet.   

To volunteer for this program as a book deliverer, please fill out the volunteer application form.   This volunteer opportunity requires the volunteer to bring books at

 least once a month to a homebound patron. Once this form is turned in, it may take several weeks for the background check to be completed.  Once the background check is completed, volunteers will be paired with a homebound patron.  At this time, there are currently no homebound patrons waiting for volunteers, so it may be weeks or months before you would be assigned a homebound patron.  For more infomration on this volunteer opportunity, please click on the attachment titled: Volunteer Packet.