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!  

This storytime is for pre walkers and is a lapsit.  Held in conference room ABC. There will be no class on 10/8 and 11/26.

Upcoming
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

Come and join us as we learn about the important role of Conservation Wardens in keeping our parks and enviroments safe and healthy! A Conservation Warden from High Cliff State Park will be our special guest presenter during this class.

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for the weather as we may be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Registration required and begins 9/2. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

  • Get to Know a Naturalist: Johnny Appleseed - October 22. Registration begins 10/8.
  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: High Cliff State Park - November 19. Registration begins 11/5.
  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: Devil's Lake State Park - December 17. Registration begins 12/3.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a short storytime, with some fun creative play and themed crafts after. This storytime is best for preschoolers! Held in Conference Room ABC.

*The same stories and crafts are shared during this month’s Night Tales and Saturday Storytimes. Pick the day/time that works best for your family!

This storytime is for one year olds!  Held in conference ABC. No class on 11/27.

Upcoming
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

This storytime is for two year olds!  Held in conference room ABC. No class on 11/27.

Upcoming
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This storytime is best for ages 3-5.  Held in conference room ABC. No class on 11/28.

Upcoming
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

Let's Sweat at the Library with our kids! Family Fitness Friday is once a month fitness class where you can bring your kids along! No need to worry about daycare. Bring your strollers, your kids, some water, and your workout attire to the library. Workout in a kid friendly environment with other parents. Toys will be available for toddlers. Taught by a Fitness Prenatal and Postpartum and Barre Above Certified Instructor.

September 20 - HIIT Class
October 18 - Barre Class
November 15 - HIIT Class
December 20 - Barre Class

Upcoming
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In conjunction with Homeschool Art Around the World, students will learn about important figures and mythological creatures from every corner of the globe. Registration for both classes is not mandatory but encouraged, as they will complement each other.

Registration required and begins 8/30 with classes starting on 9/20. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). This class is intended for grades first and up. 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 10/4,11/1, and 11/29.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Homeschoolers come in for a weekly art lesson will focus on one part of the world each week.

This homeschool art class is sure to enhance your current arts curriculum. Each week we will journey to a new place and experience hands on activities that will offer students a chance to put their own spin on art from around the world. After getting a brief glimpse into each country we will we will create our own work of art inspired by that style. This class is best for students first grade and up with parents present.

Registration required and begins 8/30. Classes begin 9/20. 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 10/4, 11/1, & 11/29.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Join us for an all ages storytime followed by a fun themed craft activity! Meets in Conference Room ABC.

*The same stories and crafts are shared during this month’s Night Tales and Saturday Storytimes. Pick the day/time that works best for your family!

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 5:00pm 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.

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

A dance party for those who like to Babywear! Bring you baby carrier and your child, and let's dance! Feel free to wear your baby or toddler. We will be singing songs and dancing with the kids. If you do not have a baby carrier, please, still come join the fun. Siblings are welcomed!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for pajama storytime. Listen to bedtime stories, make a craft together, then leave them overnight for a sleepover! What will our stuffed animal friends get up to when all the humans go home?. Pick up your animal (and a photo of their library adventure) the next day. 

 

Registration begins September 17. Space is limited. Register by October 1. This event is best for preschoolers but siblings are welcome to attend storytime.

Friday, October 4, 2019 (All day)

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

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

It's a No School Day! Spend it with us at our  a 1v1 switch tournament!   The library has switches, but you may bring your own controller if you prefer.  Ages 18 and under.  3 stock tournament.  Best of 1 if high registration otherwise best of 3. 

Early registration starting 9/20 is recommended, but not required. Call or stop in to sign up.

Prizes:

2 Amiibos yet to be announced

First place gets to choose one Amiibo, second place get the other!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Join us for our Costume Swap! Starting at 9:00a, anyone with a ticket can enter the costume swap event! How do you get a ticket? Bring in a costume for the swap starting September 3th for your pre-event entry ticket or you can bring a costime to swap that morning for early entry. At 10:00a, anyone can enter the event to take a costume until supplies run out or until 1:00p. This event is dependent on donations.  Will be held in conference room ABC.

Details:  No wigs, headbands, or makeup, please.  We are looking for clean, gently used costumes for the swap. Each person present is eligible for one costume. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for our Costume Swap! Starting at 10:00a anyone can take any costume of their choice out of the room, no swapping necessary!  But, if you do donate an old costume that morning before 10:00a or in advance, you will receive a ticket to enter the event at 9:00a for first choice of swap!  We will begin accpeting donations at our service desks on September 3rd. The event will occur until supplies run out or until 1:00p. This event is dependent on donations.  Will be held in conference room ABC.

Details:  No wigs, headbands, or makeup, please.  We are looking for clean, gently used costumes for the swap. Each person present is eligible for one costume.

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