Kids & Families

Help your young child be a reading star and sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.  It's never too early to start reading!  This free program runs year round, so you can read at your own pace.  Children receive a prize for each 100 books you share together!  Sign up for the program at the Youth Services desk.

Food for Fines runs November 1st-30th! 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. A maximum of 10 can/box items per account please. 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, January 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 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, January 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Drop in anytime to make a penguin themed craft.  Held in the teen/tween area.

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a switch tournament!  The library has switches, but you may bring your own controller if you prefer.  Ages 18 and under. 

Prizes:

Japanese Import Ridley Amiibo

Japanese Import Zero Suit Samus Amiibo (They both work on American systems)

First place gets to choose their prize, second place get the other prize!

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Drop in anytime to make an owl themed craft!  Held in the teen/tween area.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is for pre walkers and is a lapsit.  Held in conference room ABC.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storytime is for one year olds!  Held in conference ABC.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is for two year olds!  Held in conference room ABC.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storyitme is best for ages 3-5.  Held in conference room ABC.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, May 23, 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: 

  • January registration date: 1/11
  • February registration date: 2/8
  • March registration date:3/8
  • April registraiton date: 4/12
  • May registration date: 5/10

 

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This homeschool art history class is sure to enhance your current arts curriculum. Each week we will journey through time and experience hands on activities that will offer students a chance to put their own spin on historic art pieces. After getting a brief glimpse into each time period of art we will we will recreate famous works of visual art as we are surrounded in the sounds of great classical music masterpieces. This class is best for students first grade and up with parents present.

Registration required and begins 1/2. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 2/15.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

For adventurous students who want to hear fun, wild and gross TRUE stories from history. Have you seen "Pirates of the Caribbean" or "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and ever wondered about REAL pirates and ninjas? How about mummies? Knights with big swords? Are vampires real? Let's find out!

Appropriate for grades 3+. This class may contain occasional gross (mummies), violent (war), or scary (vampires) parts of history, so parents should decide if this is right for their child. 

Registration required and begins 1/2. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 2/15.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Drop by anytime to create an Eagle Days inspired craft.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Join us for a short storytime with an raptor theme! Great for all ages!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

The Kaukauna Lioness Club will be offering free vision screenings in Study Room A. Screenings are available for children and indivudals.  The Kaukauna Lioness Club will be using a special piece of equipment called the SPOT Camera. The procedure used is much like taking a photograph, and the process will detect things such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, lazy eye, and other conditions that could be improved with the use of eyeglasses. It will not detect things typically found in older adults like macular degeneration and cataracts. If an individual shows “out of range” vision, he/she will be given a printout from the camera with the summary of their eye condition, and a recommendation to set up an appointment with an eye professional of their choice. It is up to the parents/individual to take that next step.

Participants do not need to register ahead of time, and screening will only take about 30 seconds.  Before the screening, a parent must be present to sign a permission slip for children. If a child’s parent will not be present, they should bring written permission signed by the parent.

Screenings will be held in Study Room A.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The Kaukauna Lioness Club will be offering free vision screenings in Study Room A. Screenings are available for children and indivudals.  The Kaukauna Lioness Club will be using a special piece of equipment called the SPOT Camera. The procedure used is much like taking a photograph, and the process will detect things such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, lazy eye, and other conditions that could be improved with the use of eyeglasses. It will not detect things typically found in older adults like macular degeneration and cataracts. If an individual shows “out of range” vision, he/she will be given a printout from the camera with the summary of their eye condition, and a recommendation to set up an appointment with an eye professional of their choice. It is up to the parents/individual to take that next step.

Participants do not need to register ahead of time, and screening will only take about 30 seconds.  Before the screening, a parent must be present to sign a permission slip for children. If a child’s parent will not be present, they should bring written permission signed by the parent.

Screenings will be held in Study Room A. 

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