Kids & Families

Our youth summer reading programs are easy and free! You don't need a library card, you don't need to check anything out and you don't even have to register! Work at your own pace too! Super busy this summer- do summer reading program on the go and stop in on the last day and still get all your prizes and get into the prize drawings. Activity logs will be available starting May 13th. If the child in your life attends school in Kaukauna, they will be bringing an activity log home. You don't have to live in Kaukauna to participate though- anyone can participate! Our learners will recieve nine prizes total if they complete all their learning assignments! Prizes include toys, brand new books, and coupons for free food! Adults, we have a program for you too! It's important that the youth in your life see you reading this summer too! Youth programs runs 6/10-8/22; adult program runs 6/10-8/9.

Preschool Program: Desgined for infants through age four. Learning activities focus on basic concepts. Prize drawings include: Melissa & Doug Magnetic Calendar (Week One Drawing), Melissa & Doug Xylophone (Bonus Activity Drawing), and a Learning Resources Building Set (Grand Prize).

School Age Program: Designed for kindergarten to students going into fifth grade in the fall. Activities include reading, writing, science, math, drawing, and volunteering. Prize drawings include: Slime Kit (Week One Drawing), Glow in the Dark Crystal Growing Kit (Bonus Activity Drawing), and a Telescope (Grand Prize Drawing).

Teen Program: Designed for teens in grade six through twleve. Activities also include reading, writing, science, math, drawing, and volunteering. Prizes include: Potato Alarm Clock (Wek One Drawing), Glow in the Dark Slime Kit (Bonus Activity Drawing), and Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Grand Prize Drawing).

Adult Program: Designed for anyone over the age of eighteen. Registration is necessary for this program. Once you are registered, track anything you read or the audiobooks you listen to for your chance to win! Each week we pull a winner for a local gift card. At the end of the program, we pull the grand prize winner. The grand prize drawing this year is for a pair of Binoculars!  

Food for Fines runs May 1-31! One non-perishable (non-expired) can or boxed item equals $1 of Library fines (not for billed/lost/damaged items). Donated food items will be used to stock our Little Free Pantry! Overflow food will be brought to our local food pantry. Sorry, but we don't have a way to credit your account for future fines, but we can offer you that fuzzy feeling you get from helping others.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Join us for a short storytime all about spring! Join us for creative play and themed crafts after! This class is best for preschoolers! Held in Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • February registration date: 2/8
  • March registration date:3/8
  • April registraiton date: 4/12
  • May registration date: 5/10

No registration necessary in June, July or August. 

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, Legos and ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room. Class will meet in the Board Room in April.   

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join us for this fun maker space! One craft table will have supplies for participants to make whatever they want and the other will have a preset craft to make. All ages are welcome. Crafts located in the youth area. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storytime is best for walkers through age five! Join us for stories, songs, musical movement and play! Siblings always welcome. No registration necessary. Located in Conference Room ABC.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for a storytime just for prewalkers! (Siblings are always welcome though!) This storytime is a lapsit intended directly for infants not yet walking with social playtime after.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Want to try out the Nintendo Switch? Stop in and play some of our fun games with us! The Nintendo Switch is appropriate for school age students and up! Held in Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in seeing the inside of electronics and equipment? Want to take things like phones and toasters apart but don't want to get in trouble for ruining them if you can't get them back together? Then Hackerspace is for you! We will have an array of items for you to take apart! This class is best for grades 5+. Class held in Conference Room ABC.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Do you want to make a bracelet for a friend? Maybe you want to make one for yourself. Come and learn some basic string bracelet patterns. Advance patterns will be available as well. This program is designed for school age kids and teens. Program will be held in Conference ABC.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Calling all princesses; come for a princess party at the library! We will be reading some princess stories, making a princess craft, and singing and dancing to a few famous princess songs.  This program is designed for preschoolers, but siblings are welcome to attend. Dress up clothes are highly recommended because a princess party is just not the same without fancy clothes. This program will be held in Conference Room ABC.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

If your little one love airplanes, then this is the storytime for them! We will have stories and songs all about airplanes with a special craft activity after. The program is best for birth to age five. Join us for creative play after the airplane storytime is finished. No registration necessary. The program is held in Conference Room ABC. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

9:30a-10:00a Super Hero Storytime

10:30a-11:30a Super Hero Cuff Making

12:00p-12:30p  Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! (30 min TV-Y7) Bring a lunch to eat while you watch!

1:00p-2:00p Avengers Bingo

2:30p-3:30p Super Hero Mask Making

4:00p-5:00p Avengers Trivia

6:30p-7:30p Super Hero Lego Lab

Additional craft activities, scavenger hunt, and selfie station will be available in the youth and adult fiction areas.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us the third 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. Meets in Conference ABC.

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This will be an event for preschool and young school-age kids. We will read Piggie and Elephant stories, have activity stations and crafts. Held in Conference Room ABC.

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Do you love board games? Come try some different family friendly board games at the library. Bring your family or friends to play a handful of board games.  This program is best for anyone who loves to play board games. Program will be held in conference room ABC.

When you finish playing board games, join us outside for our Outdoor Movie Night!

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