Adults


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

Step 1: Click on the calendar tab: http://kaukaunalibrary.evanced.info/signup

Step 2: Select the available date/time you would like curbside pickup.

Step 3: Click on that date and time and scroll down until you  see "View More."

Step 4: Click on "View More" and it will take you to the registration page.  Complete the form with the requested information

Notes: You can continue to place holds through InfoSoup.org. After you receive notice your items are ready to pick up, schedule a curbside pickup.

Read 20 minutes per day for 21 days!

Request a reading log for everyone in your household for curbside pickup, print one at home using the PDF below, or signup to participate through the online Beanstack platform.

HOW IT WORKS (printed reading log):

  • Color in one box for each day that you read, or are read to, for 20 minutes or more (books, magazines, newspapers, or audiobooks).
  • When you've finished 21 days you'll earn a reward.
  • Contact the library to collect your reward.
  • Keep reading to earn up to 3 rewards (one for every 21 days).
  • Open to all ages. Only ONE reading sheet per person.

TO COLLECT YOUR REWARDS:

  • Kids & Teens (birth-12th grade) - request your reward (a surprise book or prize) for curbside pickup.
  • Adults - complete the adult prize entry slip and drop it off at the library or mail in by March 31 to enter to win a Heart of the Valley Chamber Bucks gift card.
     

GO PAPERLESS! Participate through our online program Beanstack:

  • Visit KaukaunaLibrary.Beanstack.org and create an account. If you already have an account, just register for the 20 for 21 challenge.
  • OR download the Beanstack app on your mobile device.
  • Each day that you read 20 minutes or more, mark off one Activity Badge as complete.
  • Kids and Teens - Beanstack will keep track of earned rewards for you. Just contact the library to schedule pickup of your prizes and books!
  • Adults - Enter your tickets on Beanstack to be entered in the gift card drawing. No need to complete a paper entry slip!

 

The Kaukauna Public Library continues to work hard to bring essential services to our community members.  While the library remains closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are happy to share that we have found a way to bring computers into our building lobby for individual, independent use. Two computers are available in the library lobby during regular business hours. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please reserve computer use for those seeking employment, education, or other essential service needs. Staff will not be available to provide assistance in person.

 

The library building remains closed to the public. The lobby will only be open to the person using the computer during that designated appointment time.

 

By making an appointment you agree and understand that:

  • Staff will not be available to provide help in person. Help documents are printed by the computer. By making an appointment you understand that you must have basic computer knowledge to complete your task without staff support.
     
  • Your reservation will expire if you are not logged in within 10 minutes of your appointment start time.
     
  • Computer use is available for 1 hour. Sessions cannot be extended.
     
  • Printing is available for a fee. Exact change only, 10 cents per page (B&W), 25 cents per page color)

 

To make a reservation with your library card use the link below. Put in your library card number and PIN (default is birthday formatted MMDDYY) then click Submit. Select Future Booking, then Kaukauna, then KAU Internet Access. Choose the date/time you would like to use the computer. 

 

Click here: http://mypc.infosoup.org/easybooking

 

If you do not have a library card, do not remember your PIN, or to make an appointment with library staff, call 766-6340 x2 during library hours.

 

Who is the pantry for? Anyone struggling to put food on their table may take from the pantry. No tickets, passes, coupons, necessary. Please choose kind and only take stock if you are truly in need of food.

When is the pantry open? The pantry is open during library hours M-TH 9a-8p and F 9a-5p.

Where is the pantry? As the weather is getting colder, the pantry has been moved into the library lobby instead of outside on carts. The main doors are open for this purpose.

What is in the pantry? Most of the time only non-perishable staples. It is completely donation based, so supply is uncertain.

What is with the big restocks with bread, fruits, and vegetables we see online? Oshkosh Area Community Pantry has been kind enough to give us their surplus and community member Jason Lipsky has been kind enough to drive it up to us. We don't know when we will get surplus or what time it will arrive, so there is no set schedule. We post on our Facebook page when the restocks occur.

Can I donate to the pantry? Yes! We accept donations of non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and baby feeding/diapering supplies. We do not accept or condone the donation of expired food. It is unsafe for consumption and we throw it out. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the pantry by cash or check (to Kaukauna Public Library), simply write it is for the pantry on the outside of the envelope and stuff it through the outdoor book drop and library staff will purchase what is most in need. Monetary donations are tax deductible.

What if I need more help than this? Call 211! https://www.unitedway.org/our-impact/featured-programs/2-1-1# 

george.jpgThe 2021 Fox Cities Reads title is George by Alex Gino. 

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

George is a Scholastic Gold Book and has won the Children's Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Children's Choice Book Awards. Place a hold on your copy today! 

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:30pm
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

Jenny shares simple and quick recipes that you can make using your favorite kitchen gadgets. Tune in for step by step directions for delicious meals made in an InstaPot or Crockpot, and tricks on how to get the most out of both appliances. Learn about new and can’t miss cookbooks! Share your favorite recipes and tips in the video comments!

Presentation will be shared on Facebook Live and YouTube.  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.  Have questions while you watch?  Leave a comment in the video and the presenter will respond.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:30pm

 

You’ve written your resume, now it’s time to introduce yourself. In this program learn the best ways to write a cover letter tailored to each job you are applying for. Write a letter that will be attention grabbing and let future employers know in moments that you are the best person for the job.

 

Presentation will be shared on Facebook Live and YouTube.  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.  Have questions while you watch?  Leave a comment in the video and the presenter will respond.

 

Part 1: Writing a Winning Resume will be shared on January 14. Watch the recording anytime after that on our Facebook or YouTube page.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 6:30pm

Ready to try a new art technique? Join Jody as she shares beginner art lessons each month. Register for that month’s Experiencing Art Kit to receive all the materials you need to follow along with Jody from the comfort of your home!

 

February 2 - Winter in Watercolor - registration starts 1/19

March 2 - Colored Pencil Drawing - registration starts 2/16

April 6 - Oil Pastels - registration starts 3/23

May 18 - Creating with Acrylics - registration starts 5/4

Supplies for this adult and teen Take & Make project are limited.  Register through our website calendar at kaukaunalibrary.org or by calling 766-6340 x2 then stop by to pick up your kit. Sign up begins on the date listed above. Instructional video will be posted to Facebook and YouTube on the event time and date.  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.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 6:30pm

Join library staff member and Naturopthic Mary each month as she shares fact-filled presentations on a variety of wellness topics. 

Topics to be determined. 
Presentation will be shared on Facebook Live and YouTube.  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.

Friday, February 12, 2021 (All day)

The Library will closed Friday, February 12, 2021 for staff training to serve you better. 

To access your account, place holds, or renew items visit InfoSoup and log in using your library card number and PIN. Find a full list of libraries here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:30pm

Satisfy your wanderlust and meet fellow travel enthusiasts in this special program series.  Each event will bring you information about the history, culture, and traditions of the featured country. Participants are encouraged to bring their travel stories to this interactive event. Receive recommendations for books, movies, and music from these countries.

February 16 – Thailand
March 16 – Ireland

Armchair Travels events will be held on Zoom. Participants must register to receive an email with the link to join the event. Register through our website calendar at kaukaunalibrary.org or by calling 766-6340 x2. An email with the link will be sent the day before the program. Join from a computer, smart device, or call in with your landline to be a part of the conversation.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:30pm
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:30pm

Join us for critiquing and writing sessions as a group! Group facilitated by Bram Stoker Awards-winning author Sarah Read. To join the Zoom meeting email sread@kaukauna-wi.org.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:30pm

Each month, join local historian Gavin Schmitt (and the occasional guest speaker) on Facebook to learn about a piece of Kaukauna or Wisconsin history. The sharing of memories is strongly encouraged, and proposals for future topics are welcome.

January: Epworth House. We will discuss a local religious organization that kept women and children active in civics and their community. Also, Prohibition!

February: Act 31. What is Act 31? Who were the people in Northeast Wisconsin who created it? And why is it important. 

March: Women's History Month / Electa Quinney. Who was Quinney? Why do we have a school named after her? Why is there a statue in Fassbender Park?

April: National Library Week. We talk about how the "Carnegie building" came to be, and the people who made it happen. 

Follow the library on Facebook to be notified when the event goes live online.  It will be available on Facebook and YouTube any time after that.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:30pm

Sarah shares Part 3 and Part 4 of the Learn to Crochet series.  Class will be shared through Facebook Live. Follow Kaukauna Public Library on Facebook to be notified when the video is posted. Video will be available to watch on Facebook or YouTube anytime after that. Part 1 and Part 2 are available online now!

January (Part 3)-- Learn to crochet in the round! We'll learn three different techniques for beginning round projects--perfect for hats and mittens.

February (Part 4)-- Learn to crochet with color! We'll learn two ways to work with different colors in our projects. 

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 1:30pm

 

Register for a Big & Little Cross Stitch kit to receive everything you need to learn and complete a simple project with a child in your life. Tune in to Facebook on the event date for an instructional video to walk you through completing your project.

 

This program is appropriate for children age 5 and up, with the help of a caregiver. Each kit includes supplies for 2 people (a big and a little). You must register. Register through our website calendar at kaukaunalibrary.org or by calling 766-6340 x2, then stop by to pick up your kit. Registration and kit pickup start 3/1. Instructional video will be posted to Facebook and YouTube on the event time and date.  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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:30pm

Satisfy your wanderlust and meet fellow travel enthusiasts in this special program series.  Each event will bring you information about the history, culture, and traditions of the featured country. Participants are encouraged to bring their travel stories to this interactive event. Receive recommendations for books, movies, and music from these countries.

February 16 – Thailand
March 16 – Ireland

Armchair Travels events will be held on Zoom. Participants must register to receive an email with the link to join the event. Register through our website calendar at kaukaunalibrary.org or by calling 766-6340 x2. An email with the link will be sent the day before the program. Join from a computer, smart device, or call in with your landline to be a part of the conversation.

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