Kids & Families


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

 

 Parents, caregivers, and educators: Explore this list of Virtual Storytimes, Author, Illustrator, and Performer Videos, and Virtual Tours and Activities.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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.

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! 

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# 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 9:30am

Introduce your toddler to basic sign language in this storytime designed for one and two year olds. Each week will feature 1-2 helpful signs through stories and rhymes that reinforce that sign. Storytime recording is shared on Facebook and YouTube each week. Watch anytime after the live event time.

Find more recorded storytimes on the Videos tab or our Facebook page or on the Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 9:30am

Kelly will host a special storytime for preschoolers and their grownup through Facebook. Follow our Facebook page to be notified when we go live each week at 9:30am. Watch it anytime after that by clicking the Videos tab from the Library Facebook page. 

 

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 10:30am
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:30am
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 10:30am

Join Miss Rachel each week as she shares a virtual storytime, perfect for prewalkers.  Recorded Bright Babies Storytime will be posted to the Library Facebook page and YouTube Channel each Tuesday at 10:30am.  Tune it then, or watch anytime. Videos will be available for one week, before being replaced by a new one. 

Create your own storytime anytime with our Storytime a la Carte playlist available on our YouTube channel.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 6:00pm

Do you like adventure and learning about people, places, and creatures from the past? Join us for Magic Tree House Club! Each meeting we will read the first chapter of a Magic Tree House book, then learn about the real stories behind the events and places Jack and Annie visit in the book.  After the program, check out the book from the library to see how the story ends!

This program is for students in grades 1-4 and held live on Zoom. Registration is required for each event. Sign up for as many as you like at any time. Registration closes 24 before 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.

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.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 9:30am
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 9:30am
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:30am

Join Sarah on Facebook for a fun family storytime and craft! A new theme each month.  

 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, 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.