Kids & Families

Reading programs are available for all ages from June 11th until August 23rd. Youth complete activities to earn prizes and coupons with the opportunity to be part of prize drawings! Students attending KASD, KCSS and Trinity Lutheran will be recieving their reading logs from school. Reading logs will be available in the youth area May 14th. We have a preschool program (birth-four), school-age (K-5th) and teen (5th-12th). Grand prizes include play tent with four tunnels (preschool), a WowWee MiP robot (school age) and a 3-D pen (teen). 

Adults can also participate in Summer Reading Program too! Starting June 11th, enter what you read to win weekly prizes for gift certificates to local businesses or the grand prize of an Echo.

Please click on the attachment to view our summer events flyer, or visit our online event calendar

Summer Reading Program Events

Grab your bingo card from the Library today and start completing bingo’s across, down or diagonally for prizes– up to five bingo’s worth!  If the child blacks out the board and completes every bingo activity on the sheet, they will earn a free book!  Please initial the activities the child has completed.  The program runs from January 2nd– May 31st, 2018.

 

Runs Tuesday, June 12th to Friday, August 17th 11:30am - 12:00pm

The Summer Feeding Program provides free meals to children who are 18 years old or younger and adults who are more than 18 years old and are enrolled in educational programs for persons with disabilities. For menus, please click on the attachments below. No service July 2-6.

Program courtesy of KASD and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

 

June Menu

July Menu

August Menu

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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join a naturalist from 1,000 Islands Environmental Center for stories and activities on nature!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Join us as we sing along to some of our very favorite Disney songs! Dancing and costumes are encouraged! This event is designed for preschoolers, but siblings are always welcome. The event will be held in Conference Room ABC.

There will be a repeat of this event on July 27th at 10:00a.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am

Join us for a fun preschool summer storytime! This class is best for ages 1-5. We will sing, listen to stories, participate in musical movement and more! Siblings always welcome. There will be no class on 7/4 as the Library is closed.

Please be ready to follow instructor rules. Our expectation is that caregivers will refrain from conversation during the presentation and will parent the children they are with, following the presenters instructions. 

The program will be held on Conference Room ABC.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for a storytime just for infants not yet walking! This class is specifically designed for prewalkers and is a lapsit. We will read stories, bounce, sing and play! Siblings are always welcome in class. The program will be held on Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Calling all train enthusiasts for our train party! We will read stories, sing songs and talk all about trains! Be sure to wear your favorite train attire too! This program is designed for preschoolers, but siblings are always welcome. The program will be held in Conference Room ABC. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

*NEW* You can now play from home!  After adding the server information below, you will be able to play Minecraft with the kids here at the library on the Library server.   

Instructions on how to play from home:

Click the Play button in Minecraft

Click the Servers button

Click add a server and type the following information in this order.

        CactusVillage

        162.244.165.106

         25565

You should then be able to connect to the server.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

*NEW* You can now play from home!  After adding the server information below, you will be able to play Minecraft with the kids here at the library on the Library server.   

Instructions on how to play from home:

Click the Play button in Minecraft

Click the Servers button

Click add a server and type the following information in this order.

        CactusVillage

        162.244.165.106

         25565

You should then be able to connect to the server.

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

On Library Art Lab days, we will have craft supplies our for you to make your own craft or one of our planned craft! Crafts will be located in the tween/teen area by our booth seating. Please be respectful and attend your children while they craft, as well as clean up after so that others have a clean space to work when you are finished.

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Join us as we sing along to some of our very favorite Disney songs! Dancing and costumes are encouraged! This event is designed for preschoolers, but siblings are always welcome. The event will be held in Conference Room ABC.

There is a repeat of this event on July 24th at 6:30p.

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 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). Dress like a super hero at this event! 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. Music by Parker Collar of Appleton Rock School. Balloons courtesy of Mikey Air. Face painting courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 2342. Film equipment courtesy of Fun Flix! Sorry, but pets, alcohol, smoking and sidewalk chalk are not welcome at this event. No vendors/sales allowed on Grand KaKalin property during the event without the express permission of the Library. Event sponsored by Kaukauna Kiwanis Club and KATODA. 

Estimated time of sunset: 8:20p

The Lego Batman Movie; PG; 104 minutes

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Happy Birthday Harry! In honor of the world of Harry Potter, we will be celebrating here all day! Join us all day for drop-in crafts in the youth area, find the snitch in adult fiction, and quidditch  pitch. Then join us for these special activities in our conference room:

9:30a-10:30a Harry Potter Floating Key Craft (all ages)

11:30a-12:00p Stories from Tales of the Beetle and the Bard (all ages) 

1:00p-2:00p Wand Making Craft (all ages)

3:00p-4:00p Harry Potter Potions Class (school-age and up)

5:00p-5:45p Harry Potter Trivia (Adults)

6:30p-7:15p Care of Magic Animals: Owls (school-age and up)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

We will be transfiguring keys into flying keys by decorating them with wings.

Join us for this project in honor of our Harry Potter Day! No registration necessary, just drop in anytime between 9:30a-10:15a to make a project! For all ages.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Join us for Harry Potter Day at the Library! Kids can enjoy a free lunch courtesy of the Summer Feeding Program and listen as we read Tales from Beetle the Bard. No registration necessary, all ages welcome.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for Harry Potter Day at the Library!

Bring out your inner Ollivander and drop in anytime between 1:00-1:45p to make your own magic wand! No registration necessary. For all ages.

Remember that the wand chooses the wizard!

Held in Great Hall (Conference Room ABC).

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